Will I lose my green card if I file for bankruptcy? 7 Answers as of May 10, 2011

Due to the difficult financial crisis I am currently experience a financial hardship that has given no other option but to file for bankruptcy. However, I have a concern and my question is : If I file for bankruptcy will this affect my legal status as a resident? Will I lose my green card? Will filing for bankruptcy make me ineligible to become a US citizen? Thanks for your answer.

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Dearbonn Law Offices
Dearbonn Law Offices | Ajibola Oluyemisi Oladapo
Absolutely not. Bankruptcy will not affect any of these.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 5/10/2011
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
There is Section 525 of the bankruptcy code that prevents discrimination on account of filing bankruptcy. You will not lose your green card if you file for bankruptcy. Also, you would not be ineligible to become a legal citizen.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/9/2011
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Filing for bankruptcy will not affect your status or your eligibility to become a citizen.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/9/2011
Marie Michaud Attorney At Law
Marie Michaud Attorney At Law | Marie Michaud
Bankruptcy will not cause you to lose your green card or be denied naturalization. The naturalization application doesn't even ask the question. The only possible issue would be if you do something criminal as part of the bankruptcy (example-commit fraud, hide assets during bankrupt, get caught and get convicted).
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/6/2011
Carballo Law Offices
Carballo Law Offices | Tony E. Carballo
Bankruptcy does not affect your immigration status. It has nothing to do with being able to get a green card if otherwise eligible, or keeping a green card or obtaining citizenship through naturalization.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/6/2011
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