Minister of State for Immigration

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Minister of State for Immigration
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg
Incumbent
Robert Goodwill

since 16 July 2016
Home Office
Appointer Theresa May
Inaugural holder The Rt Hon. Timoth Raison
Formation 4 May 1979
Website www.homeoffice.gov.uk

The Minister of State for Immigration is a Minister of State in the Home Office of the Government of the United Kingdom.

Responsibilities[edit]

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)
  • 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
  • Her Majesty’s Passport Office
  • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
  • Home Office immigration transparency data
  • net migration statistics

Ministers of State for Immigration[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Notes
Tim Raison 6 May 1979 6 January 1983 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
David Waddington 6 January 1983 13 June 1987 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Tim Renton 13 June 1987 25 July 1989 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Peter Lloyd 25 July 1989 15 April 1992 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Charles Wardle 15 April 1992 20 July 1994 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Emily Blatch 20 July 1994 2 May 1997 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Michael O'Brien Mike O'Brien, April 2009 cropped.jpg 5 May 1997 28 July 1999 Labour Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Immigration
Barbara Roche 28 July 1999 11 June 2001 Labour Minister of State for Asylum and Immigration
Lord Rooker Lord Rooker.jpg 11 June 2001 29 May 2002 Labour
Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes 3.jpg 29 May 2002 1 April 2004 Labour Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Community Cohesion (2002-2003)
Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism (2003-2004) [1]
Resigned over illegal immigration visa scandal[2]
Des Browne Des Browne MP.jpg 1 April 2004 6 May 2005 Labour Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality[3]
Tony McNulty TonyMcNulty.jpg 16 May 2005 23 May 2006 Labour Minister of State for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality[4]
Liam Byrne 23 May 2006 3 October 2008 Labour Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality (2006-2007)
Minister of State for Borders and Immigration (2007-2008)[5]
Phil Woolas 3 October 2008 11 May 2010 Labour Minister of State for Borders and Immigration
Damian Green Damian Green - immigration minister.jpg 13 May 2010 4 September 2012 Conservative Minister of State for Immigration[6][7]
Mark Harper Mark Harper - Minister of State for Immigration.jpg 4 September 2012 8 February 2014 Conservative Minister of State for Immigration
James Brokenshire James Brokenshire 2015.jpg 8 February 2014 14 July 2016 Conservative Minister for Security and Immigration
Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill MP.jpg 16 July 2016 Present Conservative Minister of State for Immigration

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