Don Gonyea Don Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and travels throughout the United States covering elections and the country's political climate. His reports can be heard on all NPR programs and at NPR.org.

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed a major immigration law that offered amnesty to people in the country illegally who arrived prior to 1982. Barry Thumma/AP hide caption

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The GOP's Evolution On Immigration

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The GOP's Change On Immigration

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Trump Visits Pa. County That Has A Special Election In March

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Trump Voters In Pennsylvania Say They Are Pleased With Presidency So Far

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Rep. John Conyers Retires Amid Allegations Of Sexual Assault

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Rep. John Conyers: 'I Am Retiring Today'

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Rep. John Conyers Facing More Pressure To Resign Amid Harassment Allegations

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Supporters Of Michigan Rep. Conyers Challenged With More Harassment Allegations

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Potatoes And Pies Are OK, But Poll Shows Americans Don't Want Politics For Dinner

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Faces Sexual Assault Allegations From LA Radio Host

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1 Year Later Revisiting 2 Election Battleground States

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Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

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President Trump participates in a series of radio interviews in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Tuesday. Among the topics he discussed was his and past presidents' policies on reaching out to families of service members who have died. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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