Electronic Submission of Identification Allowed for New Immigration Law

October 14, 2011

A new provision in Georgia's immigration laws is set to take effect on January 1st. The provision requires applicants for public benefits to provide cities with a form of identification before receiving any public benefits. The requirement will not mandate applicants apply and show their identification in person for receipt of public benefits.
 
A recent letter from the Attorney General in response to a question from a state representative on the issue indicates that cities will be allowed to accept faxed or emailed copies of identification.
 
GMA will continue to provide information on Georgia's immigration law and has many resources available on its website