If you have not heard as of yet, the BofCS decided today via a “Staff Directive” to remove the “legal presence” requirement for unincorporated business owners to renew their BPOL in Prince William County. Now, instead of requiring unincorporated business owners to verify their immigration status in person they will only have to check a box on a form.
It is worth noting that of the approximate 4,000 unincorporated business who were supposed to physically present themselves at McCoart to prove their legal status, only about 300 had as yet complied with the requirement. Interpretation: the County was looking at a huge revenue loss due to noncompliance. With a filing deadline of March 2, there was no way 3,700 business owners were going to show up in the next nine business days.
Congratulations to John Gray for bringing this matter to the attention of Supervisors.