Angelo I. Amador, JD, MLL, Director of Immigration Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in a June 7, 2007 "Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the House Committee on Ways and Means," stated:

“The Chamber agrees that… while the government should punish intentional violators, those employers whose only error was a simple oversight or mistake should be given an opportunity to rectify such error. We do not oppose efforts to increase penalties. However, the penalties need to be proportionate to the offense and comparable to other penalties in existence in the employment law arena… Penalties should not be inflexible, and we urge you to incorporate statutory language that allows enforcement agencies to mitigate penalties, rather than tying them to a specific, non-negotiable, dollar amount.

It is also critical to the employer community that it does not bear vicarious liability for subcontractor actions unless the contractor knew of the actions of the subcontractor… A number of additional penalties and causes of action have been suggested as proper penalties in a new verification system… Penalties must be tailored to the offense and the system must be fair.”

June 7, 2007