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.


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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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.

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.

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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.


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.