According to the new law which took effect on January 1, an owner or manager of a business must now file a notarized affidavit stating that he or she is a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident in order to get a business license. Apparently, many citizens are calling the various finance departments inquiring about this. The immigration status is verified with the federal database. This is yet another example or an idiotic legislative burdening the vast majority of U.S. citizen business owners in Georgia using the excuse of immigration compliance. What a waste of resources.