Reminder: Immigration Report Due by December 31
The Immigration Report is a mandatory report required by state law. It applies to all state agencies, counties, cities, and local authorities. The Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) serves as the state agency in charge of overseeing the reporting system. The reporting period for this cycle is December 1, 2021 through November 30, 2022. The due date to complete the report is December 31, 2022. 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 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, 2022 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 immigration resources website. All questions about the legal requirements for this report should be directed to the county attorney.
The following reporting resources are available to assist your county with the reporting process:
Report portal login location: https://www.audits.ga.gov/auth/login
Login and account creation information: https://www.audits.ga.gov/auth/login
Instruction on How to Submit Report: https://www.audits2.ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2016_Immigration_and_Reform_Collection_System_submission_Instructions.pdf
Submissions Portal Information: Immigration - DOAA (ga.gov)
DOAA Immigration Website: https://www.audits2.ga.gov/resources/other/immigration/
DOAA Assistance: Immhelp@audits.ga.gov
Sanctuary Policy Overview: https://www.audits2.ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Sanctuary_Policy_Overview.pdf
To access the submission portal, click here. If your county has had staff changes and does not have access to the reporting system, you will need to contact DOAA at Immhelp@audits.ga.gov and ask for credentials (password/username) to access the system. Once you receive the credentials you will have access to this year’s report as well as previous year’s reports filed by your county. Information on how to create an account is available here.