Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations, is responsible for representing the NAE before Congress, the White House and the courts. He works to advance the approach and principles of the NAE document, “For the Health of the Nation.” He is also co-author with Leith Anderson of “Faith in the Voting Booth.” Before joining the NAE staff, Carey was a longtime employee of World Relief, the relief and development arm of the NAE, serving in Croatia, Mozambique, Kenya, Indonesia and Burundi. He received an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary.
Much of the media coverage of the immigration reform debate has focused on political intrigue: whether there will be one bill or several, whether House Speaker John Boehner will allow a vote on a bill if less than half of his caucus supports it, whether newly naturalized immigrants and their allies will become Republican or Democratic voters. These questions provide fodder for small talk at cocktail parties inside the Beltway and endless analysis by political scientists and commentators.