Jeremy Redmon

Reporter

Jeremy Redmon is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience reporting for newspapers. He now covers a variety of topics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including immigration, politics and military affairs.

Latest from Jeremy Redmon

Atlanta mayor under fire amid debate over illegal immigration
 Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is drawing fire from multiple sides in the hot-button debate over illegal immigration after recently announcing the city had joined a nationwide effort in finding legal help for immigrants facing deportation. When Reed announced the city’s new policy this month, he called Atlanta a “welcoming city that...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is drawing fire from multiple sides in the hot-button debate over illegal immigration after recently announcing the city had joined a nationwide effort in finding legal help for immigrants facing deportation. When Reed announced the city’s new policy this month, he called Atlanta a “welcoming city that...
Georgia immigration enforcement board weighs hiring outside help
 Georgia’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board is considering hiring a private investigator or a paralegal to help it get through a backlog of complaints, most of them filed by longtime anti-illegal immigration activist D.A. King. Appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and House speaker, the seven-member board — which...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board is considering hiring a private investigator or a paralegal to help it get through a backlog of complaints, most of them filed by longtime anti-illegal immigration activist D.A. King. Appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and House speaker, the seven-member board — which...
Visa lottery draws scrutiny in Georgia following N.Y. terror attack
 Banji Oyebisi felt a heavy weight lift off his shoulders when he learned he had won America’s diversity visa lottery. His native Nigeria beset with political upheaval and violence, Oyebisi immigrated to Georgia in 1996 and worked his way up from washing dishes to employing four people at his own technology consulting business in Sandy...

Posted: 5 days ago

Banji Oyebisi felt a heavy weight lift off his shoulders when he learned he had won America’s diversity visa lottery. His native Nigeria beset with political upheaval and violence, Oyebisi immigrated to Georgia in 1996 and worked his way up from washing dishes to employing four people at his own technology consulting business in Sandy...
ICE moves to close South Georgia detention center, then re-evaluates
 The Trump administration moved this week to close a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia just months after it opened, and then said it was re-evaluating that decision, leaving 170 jobs, $4 million in private investments, and a big chunk of local tax revenue up in the air. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s change...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Trump administration moved this week to close a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia just months after it opened, and then said it was re-evaluating that decision, leaving 170 jobs, $4 million in private investments, and a big chunk of local tax revenue up in the air. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s change...
Georgia could see expansion in immigration enforcement program
 Georgia’s Corrections Department and authorities in Bartow and Floyd counties have applied to team up with federal deportation officers through an immigration enforcement program promoted by President Donald Trump, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. At issue is the federal 287(g) program — named after the section of...

Posted: 17 days ago

Georgia’s Corrections Department and authorities in Bartow and Floyd counties have applied to team up with federal deportation officers through an immigration enforcement program promoted by President Donald Trump, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. At issue is the federal 287(g) program — named after the section of...
Immigration enforcement program could be expanded in Georgia
 Georgia’s Corrections Department and authorities in Bartow and Floyd counties have applied to team up with federal deportation officers through an immigration enforcement program promoted by President Donald Trump, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.  At issue is the federal 287(g) program – named after the section...

Posted: 17 days ago

Georgia’s Corrections Department and authorities in Bartow and Floyd counties have applied to team up with federal deportation officers through an immigration enforcement program promoted by President Donald Trump, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.  At issue is the federal 287(g) program – named after the section...
Judge blocks Trump from barring transgender people from the military
 A federal judge in Washington on Monday temporarily halted President Donald Trump’s decision to bar transgender people from joining the U.S. military. In her ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued a preliminary injunction against Trump’s decision, saying the plaintiffs in the case are likely to succeed...

Posted: 18 days ago

A federal judge in Washington on Monday temporarily halted President Donald Trump’s decision to bar transgender people from joining the U.S. military. In her ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued a preliminary injunction against Trump’s decision, saying the plaintiffs in the case are likely to succeed...
Judge: Keep Jessica Colotl’s DACA status in place
 A federal judge in Atlanta has for a second time ordered the Trump administration to keep in place a temporary reprieve from deportation for Jessica Colotl, the Norcross woman who has become a flashpoint in the national debate over illegal immigration.  In his ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Cohen said the Mexican...

Posted: 18 days ago

A federal judge in Atlanta has for a second time ordered the Trump administration to keep in place a temporary reprieve from deportation for Jessica Colotl, the Norcross woman who has become a flashpoint in the national debate over illegal immigration.  In his ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Cohen said the Mexican...
Green Beret’s Georgia family seeks answers after deadly ambush in Niger
 Santa Claus, Ga. — Ardie Wright is sitting alone at his kitchen table, reminiscing about his son Dustin, the one he calls “a bright light in a dark room.” The shades are pulled down and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright is gone, so a lonely darkness fills the Georgia home.  Topping 6 feet and 230 pounds, Dustin Wright was...

Posted: 21 days ago

Santa Claus, Ga. — Ardie Wright is sitting alone at his kitchen table, reminiscing about his son Dustin, the one he calls “a bright light in a dark room.” The shades are pulled down and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright is gone, so a lonely darkness fills the Georgia home.  Topping 6 feet and 230 pounds, Dustin Wright was...
Georgia Green Beret’s grieving family seeks answers after fatal ambush
 Ardie Wright is sitting alone at his kitchen table, reminiscing about his son Dustin, the one he calls “a bright light in a dark room.” The shades are pulled down and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright is gone, so a lonely darkness fills the Georgia home.  Topping 6 feet and 230 pounds, Dustin Wright was a giant, though he had a tender...

Posted: 22 days ago

Ardie Wright is sitting alone at his kitchen table, reminiscing about his son Dustin, the one he calls “a bright light in a dark room.” The shades are pulled down and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright is gone, so a lonely darkness fills the Georgia home.  Topping 6 feet and 230 pounds, Dustin Wright was a giant, though he had a tender...
Georgia Appeals Court denies in-state tuition for DACA recipients
 Georgia’s Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s decision that said the state must permit residents who have been granted a special reprieve from deportation to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. At issue is the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA, which...

Posted: 23 days ago

Georgia’s Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s decision that said the state must permit residents who have been granted a special reprieve from deportation to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. At issue is the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA, which...