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Remi Gavlick

  • Hosted by Migrant & Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA)
  • Sponsored by Disaster Resilience Program
  • Service location St. Louis, Missouri
  • Law school University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery, Disaster Response and Preparedness
  • Fellowship class year 2022
  • Program Disaster Resilience Program

The Project

Remi’s Fellowship with the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project will utilize the Disaster Resilience Program to focus on immigrant victims or potential victims of disasters in Missouri.

Many underserved immigrant communities in Missouri need legal advice, referrals, and full representation. These communities may have trouble accessing these services before, during, and after a disaster—such as the tornadoes that occurred in 2021. The communities also may not have access to resources such as Know-Your-Rights presentations and disaster preparedness materials.

Remi is excited to fulfill her goal of practicing immigration law to help underserved immigrant communities, especially those impacted by natural disasters. She is also eager to improve her communication skills in Spanish to better relate to her clients.

Fellowship Plans

Remi will provide legal services to underserved immigrant communities affected by disasters such as the 2021 tornadoes. Her work will include providing direct representation in applications for immigration benefits before USCIS, and direct representation for immigrants and their families facing immigration removal proceedings in Immigration Court. She will also identify areas for policy change and reform, engage in outreach and education activities, and work with community partners to increase disaster preparedness and resilience for immigrant communities.

Immigrant communities should have access to necessary legal services regardless of events out of their control. Natural disasters are an inevitable part of life and should not be a barrier to services that are crucial to protecting immigrant families.”

Remi Gavlick /
2022 Disaster Resilience Program Fellow

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