Will unemployment, debt, or bankruptcy prevent my becoming a U.S. citizen?
Financial troubles, by themselves, do not bar a finding of good moral character for naturalization purposes.
I’m a U.S. permanent resident, who got laid off two years ago. I kept using my credit cards to pay my family’s rent and other expenses, hoping I would find a job to pay it all off. But the payments got to be too high. So now I am in bankruptcy. Can I still become a U.S. citizen, or will the immigration people think I’m a loser?