Montefiore Immigration Working Group

The Montefiore Immigration Working Group (MIWG)

The Montefiore Immigration Working Group (MIWG) is a collective of care providers, researchers, students, and associates at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. We are committed to improving health outcomes for our immigrant patients and their communities through actions in our institutions and collaborations with community-based organizations in the Bronx and New York City.

Mission Statement

In order to improve the health and well-being of our immigrant patients and their communities, our mission is to:

  1. Identify key gaps in health and quality of life for immigrant patients and communities;
  2. Work towards implementing institutional changes to address key gaps;
  3. Develop and nurture collaborations with community members and organizations serving immigrants in New York City
  4. Create a shared space for Montefiore and Einstein associates working on immigration health-related projects.

Areas of Focus

Distributing information to immigrant patients and their communities to help keep them safe and healthy.

We are working to distribute information to immigrant patients so that they are aware of resources available to address immigration-related risks and their rights (i.e. “Know Your Rights” fliers and trainings).

Developing a formal institutional policy for responding to enforcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and communicating this policy to Montefiore’s immigrant patients.

We are working with key stakeholders within our institution to develop a policy that is responsive to the immigrant community’s needs and complies with existing Montefiore policies.

Increasing institutional capacity to provide immigrant patients referrals to immigration-specific resources.

We are working with key departments within Montefiore/Einstein as well as community stakeholders to identify and address gaps in the referral process to community and social service organizations that can support immigrant patients (i.e. legal support)

Contact Us

Attend our monthly meetings!

We meet (virtually) on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm

Contact us at or
join our email list for the meeting link