I realize how dry and boring this is. The point of this struggle is to deter the crime of illegal immigration.
No SAVE affidavit offered to or collected from foreigners who renewed public benefits.
While I put it in my April letter to Carrol County officials, I don’t know that it is clear to IPG readers or Carroll County Star News readers that state law (OCGA 50-36-1) requires foreign nationals to attest to their eligibility each time they renew a public benefit – occupational tax certificates/business licenses included. This means that the SAVE affidavit must be completed by the non-U.S. citizens each time a public benefits is renewed/re-issued. This is not the case for U.S. citizens who have previously certified that status in the same administration office.
Carroll County was not offering or collecting the SAVE affidavit on the official webpage for renewing occupational tax certificates. It just wasn’t there. And even after I made the above clear to the county official early in the year and again in April, there was no correction.
Again, I have the screen shots and have saved the emails.