Silvestre Reyes, U.S. Representative (D-TX), in a Mar. 16, 2006 "Testimony Before the House Committee on Ways and Means," stated:

“I believe that a fraud-proof Social Security card, coupled with a computerized employment eligibility verification system and properly enforced employer sanctions, could be a critical part of that effort [to curb illegal immigration]… I have been pleased to work… on H.R. 98, the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2005. The bill would substantially… increase civil and criminal penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants or fail to verify [to know] their employment eligibility.”

Mar. 16, 2006