GWINNETT COUNTY NOW CHECKS IMMIGRATION STATUS FOR BUSINESS LICENSES

Gwinnett County, GA, is the recent Georgia county announcing that it will be conducting verification of legal immigration status for all applicants for business licenses in the County. It will be contacting more than 26,000 local businesses asking for the immigration status of the applicants for business licenses, including corporations, LLCs and partnerships registered in Gwinett county. The county will verify through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) electronic program, operated by the DHS. Now the only question is how many undocumented people applied for busienss licenses in Gwinnett, and why would an undocumented person apply for a business license in Gwinnett now?

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