Jill Replogle

Jill Replogle is a Fronteras reporter in San Diego. She has been a journalist for more than 10 years, reporting from Central America, Mexico and California.

She has produced radio and video features for PRI's The World, KALW (San Francisco), Current TV, and the Video Journalism Movement. Her print stories have been published in The Miami Herald, Time.com, The Christian Science Monitor and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as in Guatemalan newspapers SigloXXI, ElPeriodico and Inforpress Centroamericana.

Jill has a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of Colorado Boulder and a master's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She's covered everything from local and international politics, to crime and drug violence, to environmental and public health issues.

When she's not on the job, you might find her biking, scrambling up a rock somewhere, or otherwise exploring the outdoors.

Fronteras
10:27 am
Wed January 23, 2013

What Legalizing Illegal Immigrant Labor Might Mean For The Construction Industry

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Illegal immigrant laborers are plentiful in the construction business, and sometimes they compete for jobs with legal workers. Jill Replogle reports on what legalizing undocumented laborers might mean for the construction industry.

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Fronteras
2:49 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Mexicans In US Make Less Money Than Any Other Immigrant Group

Mexican immigrants on a grape farm in California.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Mexican immigrants in the U.S. make less on average than immigrants from any other part of the world, according to new research based on U.S. Census and labor data.

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Fronteras
1:52 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

NAFTA 20 Years Later: Part I

Negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement concluded 20 years ago this month. The treaty's goal was to eliminate barriers to trade and investment among the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This week, the Changing America Desk will be look at what the agreement promised and where it did and did not deliver. Reporters Devin Browne and Jill Replogle begin the series by taking a trip back to the early 1990's.

Fronteras
11:41 am
Fri July 6, 2012

The Drone Makers And Their Friends In Washington

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You’ve probably heard of the Congressional Black Caucus, or perhaps the Progressive Caucus. But what about the drone caucus? Officially, it’s the Unmanned Systems Caucus.

Primarily, the caucus advocates for drones — those pilot-less planes infamous for their role targeting insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They’re used as a spy tool in Iran, a drug-fighting tool in Mexico and an anti-smuggling tool along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Fronteras
9:01 am
Fri July 6, 2012

California Senate Passes TRUST Act

  

The California Senate approved a bill Wednesday that aims to clear local jails of non-criminal undocumented immigrants and restore immigrants’ trust in local law enforcement.

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Fronteras
5:30 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Mexican Presidential Frontrunner Draws Crowds, And Protests

Supporters of Enrique Peña Nieto at a campaign event in downtown Tijuana.
Jill Replogle

TIJUANA, Mexico — Enrique Peña Nieto is the kind of politician who elicits screams from young women along with the more sober cheering of other supporters. He’s handsome and smooth, his hair slickly combed back in a slight puff that’s exaggerated in political cartoons and masks of his likeness.

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Fronteras
5:10 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

'Latino' Or 'Hispanic': What's In A Name?

The entry for 'Hispanic' in the Associated Press Stylebook.
Tracy Greer

The terms "Latino" and "Hispanic" are often used interchangeably. In fact, we, at the Fronteras Desk, have done so in our reporting. But we recently embarked on an investigative journey to figure out what those terms really mean, and which term most accurately describes the population we often assume it does.

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