Jeremy Redmon

Reporter

Jeremy Redmon writes about a variety of topics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including politics, immigration, refugees and military affairs. His reporting has taken him to the U.S.-Mexico border, Central America and the Middle East.

Latest from Jeremy Redmon

Georgia troops get training to counter insider threats in Afghanistan
 Several Georgia National Guardsmen this week filed into a cinderblock building here meant to resemble an Afghan police station. They pretended to be searching for a fugitive insurgent. The local “police chief” — played by an actor in a light blue shirt — led the troops upstairs to a man crouched in a small cell. And...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Several Georgia National Guardsmen this week filed into a cinderblock building here meant to resemble an Afghan police station. They pretended to be searching for a fugitive insurgent. The local “police chief” — played by an actor in a light blue shirt — led the troops upstairs to a man crouched in a small cell. And...
Georgians among Pearl Harbor casualties identified with DNA
 Ann Remers was just eight when her father disappeared 77 years ago at Pearl Harbor. She remembers him, Julian B. Jordan, as a kind man who lost his mother at a young age, as a baseball fan, and as a go-getter who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. Jordan, from Dawson in southwestern Georgia, was a Navy lieutenant assigned to the battleship...

Posted: 8 days ago

Ann Remers was just eight when her father disappeared 77 years ago at Pearl Harbor. She remembers him, Julian B. Jordan, as a kind man who lost his mother at a young age, as a baseball fan, and as a go-getter who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. Jordan, from Dawson in southwestern Georgia, was a Navy lieutenant assigned to the battleship...
Many Georgians in the middle of the action on U.S.-Mexico border
 Gripping scenes have played out along the U.S.-Mexico border since President Donald Trump ordered troops there ahead of the approaching caravans of migrants, some of whom ran toward a border fence Sunday amid clouds of tear gas fired by U.S. immigration authorities. And Georgians have had front row seats for the action on both sides of the...

Posted: 15 days ago

Gripping scenes have played out along the U.S.-Mexico border since President Donald Trump ordered troops there ahead of the approaching caravans of migrants, some of whom ran toward a border fence Sunday amid clouds of tear gas fired by U.S. immigration authorities. And Georgians have had front row seats for the action on both sides of the...
Georgia bids farewell as Guardsmen head to training, then Afghanistan
 Families filed into a downtown church here Monday and then gathered at a local armory so they could say goodbye to dozens of Georgia National Guardsmen deploying to Afghanistan. Many other such send-off ceremonies are scheduled to play out across the state in the coming weeks as about 2,200 troops from Georgia’s 48th Brigade head to...

Posted: 18 days ago

Families filed into a downtown church here Monday and then gathered at a local armory so they could say goodbye to dozens of Georgia National Guardsmen deploying to Afghanistan. Many other such send-off ceremonies are scheduled to play out across the state in the coming weeks as about 2,200 troops from Georgia’s 48th Brigade head to...
Immigration lawyer finds home in shadow of giant Ga. detention center
 LUMPKIN — Just outside this sleepy southwest Georgia city sits Stewart Detention Center, a sprawling red and gray complex rimmed with barbed wire. The largest immigration detention center east of the Mississippi River with room for 1,900 detainees, it has locked up people from more than 140 countries and nearly every continent. Yet...

Posted: 23 days ago

LUMPKIN — Just outside this sleepy southwest Georgia city sits Stewart Detention Center, a sprawling red and gray complex rimmed with barbed wire. The largest immigration detention center east of the Mississippi River with room for 1,900 detainees, it has locked up people from more than 140 countries and nearly every continent. Yet...
The Trump Effect: For Ga. voters, midterms a referendum on president
 Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...

10:48 PM Friday, Nov. 09, 2018

Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...
Trethewey’s poetry retrospective digs deep, unearths truths
 Natasha Trethewey turned to poetry to make sense of what happened after her mother was kidnapped and murdered more than three decades ago. In 1985, Trethewey’s stepfather pleaded guilty to the crime in DeKalb County and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms behind bars. Trethewey has said her first attempts at writing poetry about...

7:01 PM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Natasha Trethewey turned to poetry to make sense of what happened after her mother was kidnapped and murdered more than three decades ago. In 1985, Trethewey’s stepfather pleaded guilty to the crime in DeKalb County and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms behind bars. Trethewey has said her first attempts at writing poetry about...
Brian Kemp under scrutiny after announcing probe of Democrats
 Secretary of State Brian Kemp has had two roles this year: Running Georgia’s elections and running for governor of the state. Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, have called on him to step aside, warning repeatedly of potential conflicts of interest. Kemp is now facing renewed scrutiny after his office announced...

1:09 AM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has had two roles this year: Running Georgia’s elections and running for governor of the state. Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, have called on him to step aside, warning repeatedly of potential conflicts of interest. Kemp is now facing renewed scrutiny after his office announced...
How Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship could affect Georgia
 Ending birthright citizenship in the United States could have a big impact in Georgia. There were 145,046 U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants living in the Peach State in 2016, according to estimates by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit think tank. Nationwide, the number was 4 million that same year. Meanwhile...

10:05 PM Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Ending birthright citizenship in the United States could have a big impact in Georgia. There were 145,046 U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants living in the Peach State in 2016, according to estimates by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit think tank. Nationwide, the number was 4 million that same year. Meanwhile...
ICE holding detainees in Clayton prison after Atlanta turned them away
 The Trump administration has begun detaining immigrants facing deportation in a privately operated prison owned by Clayton County, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started holding people in the Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility in Lovejoy in August, two months after Mayor Keisha Lance...

9:10 PM Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

The Trump administration has begun detaining immigrants facing deportation in a privately operated prison owned by Clayton County, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started holding people in the Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility in Lovejoy in August, two months after Mayor Keisha Lance...
AJC EXCLUSIVE: Emails reveal tension between ICE, Atlanta on immigrant jail decision
 Federal immigration authorities complained last month they were excluded from key discussions leading up to Atlanta’s decision to stop detaining in the city jail people facing deportation, according to documents obtained under Georgia’s Open Records Act. In an email to city officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said...

2:04 PM Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Federal immigration authorities complained last month they were excluded from key discussions leading up to Atlanta’s decision to stop detaining in the city jail people facing deportation, according to documents obtained under Georgia’s Open Records Act. In an email to city officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said...





Jeremy Redmon

Reporter

Jeremy Redmon writes about a variety of topics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including politics, immigration, refugees and military affairs. His reporting has taken him to the U.S.-Mexico border, Central America and the Middle East.

Latest from Jeremy Redmon

Georgia troops get training to counter insider threats in Afghanistan
 Several Georgia National Guardsmen this week filed into a cinderblock building here meant to resemble an Afghan police station. They pretended to be searching for a fugitive insurgent. The local “police chief” — played by an actor in a light blue shirt — led the troops upstairs to a man crouched in a small cell. And...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Several Georgia National Guardsmen this week filed into a cinderblock building here meant to resemble an Afghan police station. They pretended to be searching for a fugitive insurgent. The local “police chief” — played by an actor in a light blue shirt — led the troops upstairs to a man crouched in a small cell. And...
Georgians among Pearl Harbor casualties identified with DNA
 Ann Remers was just eight when her father disappeared 77 years ago at Pearl Harbor. She remembers him, Julian B. Jordan, as a kind man who lost his mother at a young age, as a baseball fan, and as a go-getter who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. Jordan, from Dawson in southwestern Georgia, was a Navy lieutenant assigned to the battleship...

Posted: 8 days ago

Ann Remers was just eight when her father disappeared 77 years ago at Pearl Harbor. She remembers him, Julian B. Jordan, as a kind man who lost his mother at a young age, as a baseball fan, and as a go-getter who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. Jordan, from Dawson in southwestern Georgia, was a Navy lieutenant assigned to the battleship...
Many Georgians in the middle of the action on U.S.-Mexico border
 Gripping scenes have played out along the U.S.-Mexico border since President Donald Trump ordered troops there ahead of the approaching caravans of migrants, some of whom ran toward a border fence Sunday amid clouds of tear gas fired by U.S. immigration authorities. And Georgians have had front row seats for the action on both sides of the...

Posted: 15 days ago

Gripping scenes have played out along the U.S.-Mexico border since President Donald Trump ordered troops there ahead of the approaching caravans of migrants, some of whom ran toward a border fence Sunday amid clouds of tear gas fired by U.S. immigration authorities. And Georgians have had front row seats for the action on both sides of the...
Georgia bids farewell as Guardsmen head to training, then Afghanistan
 Families filed into a downtown church here Monday and then gathered at a local armory so they could say goodbye to dozens of Georgia National Guardsmen deploying to Afghanistan. Many other such send-off ceremonies are scheduled to play out across the state in the coming weeks as about 2,200 troops from Georgia’s 48th Brigade head to...

Posted: 18 days ago

Families filed into a downtown church here Monday and then gathered at a local armory so they could say goodbye to dozens of Georgia National Guardsmen deploying to Afghanistan. Many other such send-off ceremonies are scheduled to play out across the state in the coming weeks as about 2,200 troops from Georgia’s 48th Brigade head to...
Immigration lawyer finds home in shadow of giant Ga. detention center
 LUMPKIN — Just outside this sleepy southwest Georgia city sits Stewart Detention Center, a sprawling red and gray complex rimmed with barbed wire. The largest immigration detention center east of the Mississippi River with room for 1,900 detainees, it has locked up people from more than 140 countries and nearly every continent. Yet...

Posted: 23 days ago

LUMPKIN — Just outside this sleepy southwest Georgia city sits Stewart Detention Center, a sprawling red and gray complex rimmed with barbed wire. The largest immigration detention center east of the Mississippi River with room for 1,900 detainees, it has locked up people from more than 140 countries and nearly every continent. Yet...
The Trump Effect: For Ga. voters, midterms a referendum on president
 Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...

10:48 PM Friday, Nov. 09, 2018

Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...
Trethewey’s poetry retrospective digs deep, unearths truths
 Natasha Trethewey turned to poetry to make sense of what happened after her mother was kidnapped and murdered more than three decades ago. In 1985, Trethewey’s stepfather pleaded guilty to the crime in DeKalb County and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms behind bars. Trethewey has said her first attempts at writing poetry about...

7:01 PM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Natasha Trethewey turned to poetry to make sense of what happened after her mother was kidnapped and murdered more than three decades ago. In 1985, Trethewey’s stepfather pleaded guilty to the crime in DeKalb County and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms behind bars. Trethewey has said her first attempts at writing poetry about...
Brian Kemp under scrutiny after announcing probe of Democrats
 Secretary of State Brian Kemp has had two roles this year: Running Georgia’s elections and running for governor of the state. Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, have called on him to step aside, warning repeatedly of potential conflicts of interest. Kemp is now facing renewed scrutiny after his office announced...

1:09 AM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has had two roles this year: Running Georgia’s elections and running for governor of the state. Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, have called on him to step aside, warning repeatedly of potential conflicts of interest. Kemp is now facing renewed scrutiny after his office announced...
How Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship could affect Georgia
 Ending birthright citizenship in the United States could have a big impact in Georgia. There were 145,046 U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants living in the Peach State in 2016, according to estimates by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit think tank. Nationwide, the number was 4 million that same year. Meanwhile...

10:05 PM Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Ending birthright citizenship in the United States could have a big impact in Georgia. There were 145,046 U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants living in the Peach State in 2016, according to estimates by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit think tank. Nationwide, the number was 4 million that same year. Meanwhile...
ICE holding detainees in Clayton prison after Atlanta turned them away
 The Trump administration has begun detaining immigrants facing deportation in a privately operated prison owned by Clayton County, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started holding people in the Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility in Lovejoy in August, two months after Mayor Keisha Lance...

9:10 PM Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

The Trump administration has begun detaining immigrants facing deportation in a privately operated prison owned by Clayton County, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started holding people in the Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility in Lovejoy in August, two months after Mayor Keisha Lance...
AJC EXCLUSIVE: Emails reveal tension between ICE, Atlanta on immigrant jail decision
 Federal immigration authorities complained last month they were excluded from key discussions leading up to Atlanta’s decision to stop detaining in the city jail people facing deportation, according to documents obtained under Georgia’s Open Records Act. In an email to city officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said...

2:04 PM Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Federal immigration authorities complained last month they were excluded from key discussions leading up to Atlanta’s decision to stop detaining in the city jail people facing deportation, according to documents obtained under Georgia’s Open Records Act. In an email to city officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said...





Jeremy Redmon

Reporter

Jeremy Redmon writes about a variety of topics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including politics, immigration, refugees and military affairs. His reporting has taken him to the U.S.-Mexico border, Central America and the Middle East.

Latest from Jeremy Redmon

Georgia troops get training to counter insider threats in Afghanistan
 Several Georgia National Guardsmen this week filed into a cinderblock building here meant to resemble an Afghan police station. They pretended to be searching for a fugitive insurgent. The local “police chief” — played by an actor in a light blue shirt — led the troops upstairs to a man crouched in a small cell. And...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Several Georgia National Guardsmen this week filed into a cinderblock building here meant to resemble an Afghan police station. They pretended to be searching for a fugitive insurgent. The local “police chief” — played by an actor in a light blue shirt — led the troops upstairs to a man crouched in a small cell. And...
Georgians among Pearl Harbor casualties identified with DNA
 Ann Remers was just eight when her father disappeared 77 years ago at Pearl Harbor. She remembers him, Julian B. Jordan, as a kind man who lost his mother at a young age, as a baseball fan, and as a go-getter who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. Jordan, from Dawson in southwestern Georgia, was a Navy lieutenant assigned to the battleship...

Posted: 8 days ago

Ann Remers was just eight when her father disappeared 77 years ago at Pearl Harbor. She remembers him, Julian B. Jordan, as a kind man who lost his mother at a young age, as a baseball fan, and as a go-getter who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. Jordan, from Dawson in southwestern Georgia, was a Navy lieutenant assigned to the battleship...
Many Georgians in the middle of the action on U.S.-Mexico border
 Gripping scenes have played out along the U.S.-Mexico border since President Donald Trump ordered troops there ahead of the approaching caravans of migrants, some of whom ran toward a border fence Sunday amid clouds of tear gas fired by U.S. immigration authorities. And Georgians have had front row seats for the action on both sides of the...

Posted: 15 days ago

Gripping scenes have played out along the U.S.-Mexico border since President Donald Trump ordered troops there ahead of the approaching caravans of migrants, some of whom ran toward a border fence Sunday amid clouds of tear gas fired by U.S. immigration authorities. And Georgians have had front row seats for the action on both sides of the...
Georgia bids farewell as Guardsmen head to training, then Afghanistan
 Families filed into a downtown church here Monday and then gathered at a local armory so they could say goodbye to dozens of Georgia National Guardsmen deploying to Afghanistan. Many other such send-off ceremonies are scheduled to play out across the state in the coming weeks as about 2,200 troops from Georgia’s 48th Brigade head to...

Posted: 18 days ago

Families filed into a downtown church here Monday and then gathered at a local armory so they could say goodbye to dozens of Georgia National Guardsmen deploying to Afghanistan. Many other such send-off ceremonies are scheduled to play out across the state in the coming weeks as about 2,200 troops from Georgia’s 48th Brigade head to...
Immigration lawyer finds home in shadow of giant Ga. detention center
 LUMPKIN — Just outside this sleepy southwest Georgia city sits Stewart Detention Center, a sprawling red and gray complex rimmed with barbed wire. The largest immigration detention center east of the Mississippi River with room for 1,900 detainees, it has locked up people from more than 140 countries and nearly every continent. Yet...

Posted: 23 days ago

LUMPKIN — Just outside this sleepy southwest Georgia city sits Stewart Detention Center, a sprawling red and gray complex rimmed with barbed wire. The largest immigration detention center east of the Mississippi River with room for 1,900 detainees, it has locked up people from more than 140 countries and nearly every continent. Yet...
The Trump Effect: For Ga. voters, midterms a referendum on president
 Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...

10:48 PM Friday, Nov. 09, 2018

Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...
Trethewey’s poetry retrospective digs deep, unearths truths
 Natasha Trethewey turned to poetry to make sense of what happened after her mother was kidnapped and murdered more than three decades ago. In 1985, Trethewey’s stepfather pleaded guilty to the crime in DeKalb County and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms behind bars. Trethewey has said her first attempts at writing poetry about...

7:01 PM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Natasha Trethewey turned to poetry to make sense of what happened after her mother was kidnapped and murdered more than three decades ago. In 1985, Trethewey’s stepfather pleaded guilty to the crime in DeKalb County and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms behind bars. Trethewey has said her first attempts at writing poetry about...
Brian Kemp under scrutiny after announcing probe of Democrats
 Secretary of State Brian Kemp has had two roles this year: Running Georgia’s elections and running for governor of the state. Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, have called on him to step aside, warning repeatedly of potential conflicts of interest. Kemp is now facing renewed scrutiny after his office announced...

1:09 AM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has had two roles this year: Running Georgia’s elections and running for governor of the state. Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, have called on him to step aside, warning repeatedly of potential conflicts of interest. Kemp is now facing renewed scrutiny after his office announced...
How Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship could affect Georgia
 Ending birthright citizenship in the United States could have a big impact in Georgia. There were 145,046 U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants living in the Peach State in 2016, according to estimates by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit think tank. Nationwide, the number was 4 million that same year. Meanwhile...

10:05 PM Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Ending birthright citizenship in the United States could have a big impact in Georgia. There were 145,046 U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants living in the Peach State in 2016, according to estimates by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit think tank. Nationwide, the number was 4 million that same year. Meanwhile...
ICE holding detainees in Clayton prison after Atlanta turned them away
 The Trump administration has begun detaining immigrants facing deportation in a privately operated prison owned by Clayton County, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started holding people in the Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility in Lovejoy in August, two months after Mayor Keisha Lance...

9:10 PM Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

The Trump administration has begun detaining immigrants facing deportation in a privately operated prison owned by Clayton County, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started holding people in the Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility in Lovejoy in August, two months after Mayor Keisha Lance...
AJC EXCLUSIVE: Emails reveal tension between ICE, Atlanta on immigrant jail decision
 Federal immigration authorities complained last month they were excluded from key discussions leading up to Atlanta’s decision to stop detaining in the city jail people facing deportation, according to documents obtained under Georgia’s Open Records Act. In an email to city officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said...

2:04 PM Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Federal immigration authorities complained last month they were excluded from key discussions leading up to Atlanta’s decision to stop detaining in the city jail people facing deportation, according to documents obtained under Georgia’s Open Records Act. In an email to city officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said...