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I personally do not know but have a sisiter in Florida that owns a real estate company. E-mailed her just now, will find out Federal law as well as Florida law prohibits discrimination based on race or country origin. However, the law also REQUIRES that US citizens report illegal aliens to the authorities.There is no law prohibiting renting to an illegal, there IS a law stating that you have to report renting to an illegal alien. Hope this helps.

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Yes, very. Landlords should only accept applications from people with "Verifiable Income" and illegal aliens can not ever verify their income.

I own an apartment building and I do not and will not rent to anyone that is or ever was an illegal alien. This is posted on a website since I have a vacancy.

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As a landlord you do not have to rent to anyone that you do not want to, as long as the reason does not violate the Federal (or State) antidiscrimination law (race, religion, national origin, familial status, disability, and sex).

You can request proof of citizenship or Immigration papers on your rental application. But a landlord cannot require proof of citizenship or immigration papers from applicants of one ethnicity but not from others, since doing so places a burden on one group that is not imposed on everyone else
. And in California, it's illegal to ask any applicant or tenant about citizenship or immigration status.

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And as with most aspects of landlord-tenant law, there are exceptions to a landlord's ability to inquire about a prospective tenants immigration status or citizenship: New York City and California prohibit landlords from asking such questions. In other areas, he must ask the same question of everyone who wishes to rent.

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Yes. Any person who aids and abets a foreign national who is unlawfully present within the U.S. can be subject to criminal and civil penalties.

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They can be if it can be shown that the landlord was negligent in reporting illegal activity.

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Yes you can because it is legal

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