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The Next America


Help for L.A. Latinas in 'Poverty Jobs'?

A labor union push in L.A. to give tourism workers an hourly salary of $15.37 would most help maids employed at hotels with 100 rooms or more.

Sergio Garcia: USA's First Undocumented Laywer

California's Supreme Court rules that he can practice law. But obstacles remain — like not being able to accept payment from clients.

'Immigration Problems Only Get Worse'

An Intel immigration executive challenges Congress in 2014: "Address these problems now or maintain a broken system that fails to meet the needs of anyone."

First Latino Woman to Lead Federal Workforce Is on the Job

The Office of Personnel Management has its first Hispanic female director, Katherine Archuleta.

Is Your Fast-Food Diet Supersizing Welfare Rolls?

Many workers need an add-on to their minimum-wage jobs, to the tune of $7 billion.

About The Next America

The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. In 2010, Ronald Brownstein wrote “The Gray and the Brown: A Generational Mismatch,” explaining the impact of a shift to an older, more ethnically diverse America.