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Jill Replogle

Fronteras Reporter

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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,, 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.

Recent Stories

Why Nicaraguan Kids Aren’t Fleeing To U.S.

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Nicaragua is Central America's poorest country, yet its children aren't fleeing to the border along with their Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran neighbors. Experts say that's because of the country's low crime rate, effective police force and unique migration history.

ACLU Considers Legal Action Against Escondido Over Migrant Shelter

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The ACLU says the city of Escondido may have violated fair housing and land use laws when it rejected a permit to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children caught crossing the border illegally.

Escondido Again Rejects Shelter For Migrant Youth

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Escondido again denied opening a temporary shelter for immigrant youth caught trying to cross the border illegally. But some groups want the issue reopened for debate.

Tijuana Blocks Three Narco-Corrido Stars From Annual Fair

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The city of Tijuana is trying to keep three singers of so-called "narco ballads" from performing at the city's annual fair.

Will Deporting Central American Kids Faster Keep Them From Coming?

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San Diego congressional representatives have introduced a bill that would allow border authorities to deport Central American children faster. Trans-Border Institute director Ev Meade thinks that would be unwise.

Immigration Judge: Obama's Boost In Funds For Courts Won't Be Enough

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President Barack Obama wants to hire 40 immigration judges to deal with the flood of Central American children and families arriving at the U.S. border with Mexico, but an immigration judge in California says it won't be enough.

Latino Lawmakers Report Ventura Shelter For Migrants Adequate, Kids Healthy

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Members of the state Latino Legislative Caucus on Tuesday toured an emergency shelter for Central American children in Ventura. The legislators said they were satisfied with the shelter’s conditions and the children’s health.

Hometowns Of Undocumented Central American Children Among World's Most Violent

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Nearly three times as many Central American children caught trying to cross the border since Jan. 1 said they came from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, than from any other city in the region. San Pedro Sula is the most murderous city in the world.

Feds Renew Plans To Fly Central American Families From Texas To San Diego

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Immigration authorities again say they will transport Central American migrants apprehended in South Texas to the San Diego area.

Republicans Make Push For Latino Vote

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As the midterm elections approach, Republican groups are amping up efforts to wrest Latino votes from the Democrats.

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