Minister of State (Minister for Immigration)

James Brokenshire MP

Biography

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. 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.

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.

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Ministerial department

  1. Home Office

Sub-organisation

  1. UK Visas and Immigration

Minister of State (Minister for Immigration)

Immigration policy / legislation

  • Policy development
  • Roll out of Immigration Act
  • Cross-government work on migration
  • Exit checks - policy opportunities

EU

  • EU renegotiation
  • JHA
  • Preparation for 2017 presidency
  • EU aspects of immigration

International cooperation

  • Extradition
  • MLA
  • Crime information, for example SIS II

Individual case decisions

  • ‘Outside the rules’ decisions
  • Controversial/compassionate decisions
  • Special cases

UK Visas and Immigration

  • Performance management/oversight

Border Force

  • Performance management/oversight
  • Ministerial authorisation of operating mandate variation
  • Calais and juxtaposed controls
  • Cross-departmental engagement

Immigration Enforcement

  • Performance management/oversight
  • Illegal working
  • Detention and removals
  • FNOs

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

  • Performance management/oversight
  • Specific case decisions

Asylum

  • Policy
  • Performance management/oversight

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister for Security

    • 2010 to 2014
  2. Minister of State

    • 2014 to 2015
  3. Minister of State (Minister for Immigration)

    • 2014 to 2015

Policies

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

Announcements

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  1. Temporary passport extension stamp ends for British citizens living abroad

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

    • 27 March 2015
    • News story
  3. CONTEST Annual Report Published

    • 23 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. Sham marriage clampdown represents biggest shake-up in a generation

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

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

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

    • 10 February 2015
    • News story