The Chamber opposes legislation, such as was proposed during the last session of the General Assembly that would impose penalties upon employers on account of their employees' misrepresentations to them. Employers should not be subjected to rigorous local or state demands imposed upon them in a vain attempt to solve the national immigration problem. The economic impact of such legislation on businesses in the Goshen area could be significant. Moreover, the General Assembly is not in a position to adopt the expanded workers permit program that is necessary to meet the labor force needs of the U.S economy. Effective immigration legislation cannot be piecemeal and local. The Chamber urges Congress to pass comprehensive federal immigration legislation. See 2009 Federal Policy Position Paper.