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.
Pundits and partisans will debate the merits and political impact of President Obama’s executive order reprioritizing immigration enforcement resources. But while there are legitimate differences about what should be done by administrative action and what requires legislation, no one should question the value of modernizing our broken immigration system and allowing immigrants to fully contribute to our national prosperity.