Ministerial role

Minister of State for Immigration


The minister is responsible for:

  • immigration and border policy (including non-EU migration to the UK; family reunion; border security; detention and removal policy; asylum policy; post-Brexit immigration policy for EU nationals)
  • assisting Secretary of State with all policy on exiting the European Union
  • international policy, including EU Justice and Home Affairs
  • border security
  • foreign national offenders (management in immigration detention and deportation to country of origin)
  • resettlement policy (including the operation of Home Office resettlement programmes: Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme; Gateway; Mandate; and Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme)
  • implementation of the Immigration Act 2016
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • Border Force
  • His Majesty’s Passport Office
  • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
  • Home Office immigration transparency data
  • net migration statistics

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP

    2018 to 2019

  2. The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis CBE MP

    2017 to 2018

  3. Robert Goodwill MP

    2016 to 2017

  4. The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP

    2015 to 2016

  5. The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP

    2014 to 2015