ISS Faculty Fellow
Immigration: Settlement, Integration and Membership
Kate Griffith is Proskauer Assistant Professor of Employment and Labor Law in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History at Cornell’s ILR School. Her current research focuses on the legal issues that arise at the intersection of low-wage immigration to the U.S. and domestic labor and employment law. A substantial portion of her ongoing research assesses, from a law and policy standpoint, the ability of domestic labor and employment laws to effectively coexist with an immigration enforcement scheme that regulates immigration at the workplace. She is currently working on a project that considers the constitutionality of local laws that sanction employers who hire undocumented workers. She also teaches courses on migrant workers, such as her Low Wage Workers and the Law course.
Kati L. Griffith & Tamara L. Lee, Immigration Advocacy as Labor Advocacy, 33 Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 73 (2012).
Kati L. Griffith, Undocumented Workers: Crossing the Borders of Immigration and Workplace Law, 22 Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy 611 (2012).
Kati L. Griffith, ICE Was Not Meant To Be Cold: The Case For Civil Rights Monitoring of Immigration Enforcement at the Workplace, 53 Arizona Law Review 1137 (2011).
Kati L. Griffith, Discovering ‘Immployment’ Law: The Constitutionality of Subfederal Immigration Regulation at Work, 29 Yale Law & Policy Review 389 (2011).
Kati L. Griffith, U.S. Migrant Worker Law: The Interstices of Immigration Law and Labor and Employment Law, 31 Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal 125 (2009). Reprinted in 30 Immigration and Nationality Act Review 783 (2009).
Kati L. Griffith, The NLRA’s Defamation Defense: Doomed Dinosaur or Diamond in the Rough?, 59 American University Law Review 1 (2009).
Kati L. Griffith, Globalizing U.S. Employment Statutes through Foreign Law Influence: Mexico’s Foreign Employer Provision and Recruited Mexican Workers, 29 Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal 383 (2008). Reprinted in North American Free Trade Agreements ( Holbein & Musch Eds.) (2009).
Kati L. Griffith, Comment, A Supreme Stretch: The Supremacy Clause in the Wake of IRCA and Hoffman Plastic Compounds, 41 Cornell International Law Journal 115 (2008).
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