Ministerial role

Minister of State (Minister for Immigration)

Responsibilities

  • 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 as Immigration Minister at the Home Office on 11 May 2015. He was previously Minister for Immigration and Security at the Home Office.

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.

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

Announcements

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  1. Privy Council appointment: James Brokenshire MP

    • 4 June 2015
    • Press release
  2. Temporary passport extension stamp ends for British citizens living abroad

    • 29 March 2015
    • News story
  3. Appeal filter completes reform of extradition arrangements

    • 27 March 2015
    • News story
  4. Migrant 'health surcharge' to raise £200 million a year

    • 19 March 2015
    • News story
  5. New Director General appointed to Her Majesty’s Passport Office

    • 17 March 2015
    • News story
  6. Border security tightened to halt terrorists and protect vulnerable individuals

    • 11 March 2015
    • News story
  7. Crackdown on criminals who change their names to avoid detection

    • 17 February 2015
    • News story
  8. 'Significant cost saving' for emergency services network contract

    • 11 February 2015
    • News story
  9. UK joins international security alert system

    • 10 February 2015
    • News story
  10. ‘Deport first, appeal later’ measures start to bite

    • 6 January 2015
    • News story