Immigration Reports are Due on December 31, 2020
The Immigration Report Collection System, managed by the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA), opened on November 1st for the reporting period of December 1, 2019 through November 30, 2020. The due date to complete the report is December 31, 2020. An overview of the report template can be viewed here. The report requires counties to submit the following information: E-Verify number and authorization date, E-Verify contractor information, E-Verify private employer information, and public benefit information. The report also requires each county to certify that it is compliant with state law regarding sanctuary policies. This report is mandatory and must be submitted by every county governing authority (i.e., boards of commissioners, sole commissioners, consolidated governments), and all county authorities.
Please start preparing early to ensure all the information needed to file the report by the deadline is readily available. DOAA will be reporting non-compliant counties to state agencies that provide state funding to local governments. As such, the report needs to be filed by December 31, 2020 to avoid penalties. If you have any technical questions about filing the report, including questions about your username or password, please contact the DOAA at Immhelp@audits.ga.gov or visit the DOAA website. Step-by-step instructions on how to submit the report can be found here. All questions about the legal requirements for this report should be directed to the county attorney.