Estate Planning and Undocumented Immigrants

As the quest to deport illegal aliens looms, immigrants with questionable status wait and worry about their dependents’ financial well being.

The country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants have always been in a precarious legal position. But with federal and state authorities cracking down, the threat of sudden detainment or deportation is more real than ever.

A simple power of attorney will do the trick in some situations, but others may require a full-fledged trust. That’s where things can get complicated.

To open a trust or bank account, a resident alien needs to register