Ministerial role

Minister of State (Minister for Immigration)

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • immigration policy/legislation
  • EU
  • Her Majesty’s Passport Office
  • asylum
  • Border Force
  • immigration enforcement
  • individual case decisions
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • extradition and mutual legal assistance (MLA)

Current role holder: James Brokenshire MP

James Brokenshire was appointed Minister for Immigration at the Home Office on 11 May 2015. He was elected the Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup in 2010.

Education

James was educated at Davenant Foundation Grammar School, Loughton; Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies; and the University of Exeter, where he studied law.

Career

James was MP for Hornchurch and Rainham from 2005 until the constituency was abolished in 2010. He has campaigned on issues such as crime, asylum and immigration and keeping healthcare facilities at his local hospital. From 2006 to 2010 he was Shadow Minister for Home Affairs. He was Minister for Immigration and Security at the Home Office in 2014 to 2015.

Career outside politics

Before entering Parliament he was a partner at a large international law firm where he advised a range of companies, businesses and financial institutions on company law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

Previous holders of this role

  1. James Brokenshire MP

    • 2014 to 2015

Policies

  1. Counter-terrorism
  2. Immigration and borders
  3. Policing

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  1. Immigration Minister confirms UK contribution to EU/Turkey deal

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  2. New scheme launched to resettle children at risk

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  3. Home Office launches new visa waiver system in Kuwait

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  4. Minister hosts roundtable on unaccompanied asylum seeking children

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  5. Right to Rent goes live across England

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  6. Expansion of the UK Registered Traveller service

    • News story
  7. New report promotes joined up working on serious offenders

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  8. Landlords in England get ready for right to rent

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  9. The Home Office launches new two-year Chinese visa pilot

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  10. Christmas shoppers warned after Border Force seizes counterfeits

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