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Invisible and Invaluable: Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.

Kate Griffith, assistant professor of employment and labor law at Cornell University's ILR School, will be a panelist Sept. 18 at the Central New York chapter meeting of the Labor and Employment Research Association. The session, entitled "Invisible and Invaluable: Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S," will examine social and legal challenges faced by undocumented immigrants and their impact on employers and other workers nationally and in the Syracuse area.

Other panelists are Caroline W. Kim, who received the 2007 Peace Award from the Peace Action of CNY for her work with CNY Workers' Rights Center, and Ramon E. Rivera, an attorney with Mackenzie Hughes in Syracuse. His practice includes immigration law.

The Sept. 18 meeting, in The Manufacturers Association offices at 1 Webster's Landing, Syracuse, begins at 5 p.m. with a light dinner. The program begins at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $22 for students, $25 for members and $29 for guests. Reservations can be made by contacting Patricia Stoughtenger at (315) 431-4040 or pstought@nysutmail.org.

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