Sue Meisinger, President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, in a June 7, 2007 "Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the House Committee on Ways and Means," stated:

“U.S. employers, whether large or small, cannot be expected to consistently identify unauthorized workers using the existing system, but they are liable for severe sanctions if these workers find their way onto the payroll. Conversely, they are subject to claims of discrimination if they question the validity of documents too much…

We strongly believe that U.S. employers should be liable for their own hiring decisions, not those made outside their control. Enforcement needs to be vigorous and fair, and should focus on employers that blatantly ignore the law as opposed to employers who commit paperwork or technical violations in their attempt to comply. Employers need the right tools to verify a legal workforce. However, HR [human resources] cannot – and should not – be America’s surrogate border patrol agents.”

June 7, 2007