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. Redmon embedded with U.S. soldiers and Marines during three trips to Iraq between 2004 and 2006 and has covered state legislatures and gubernatorial elections in Virginia, Maryland and Georgia. He also reported on the 2012 presidential race across five states. Redmon graduated from George Mason University in 1994 and 1997 with undergraduate and graduate degrees in English. In 2013, he completed a fellowship with The New York Times Institute on Immigration Reporting at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. And in 2012, he completed fellowships at the Institute for Justice and Journalism on Immigration Reporting at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and at the Journalist Law School at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Latest from Jeremy Redmon

Warden of ICE detention center in South Georgia retires
 The head of a privately operated immigration detention center in South Georgia has retired. Warden Bill Spivey left his post at Stewart Detention Center last month, according to CoreCivic, the Nashville-based corrections company that operates the facility through agreements with Stewart County and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Posted: a day ago

The head of a privately operated immigration detention center in South Georgia has retired. Warden Bill Spivey left his post at Stewart Detention Center last month, according to CoreCivic, the Nashville-based corrections company that operates the facility through agreements with Stewart County and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
Amid Trump tempest, Ga. dads who lost sons want focus on troops
 Ardie Wright got the condolence call from President Donald Trump on his cellphone about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Trump, the Georgia resident said, expressed his sympathy and then patiently listened to him talk about his beloved son, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, a Green Beret who was killed during an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. “It went probably...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ardie Wright got the condolence call from President Donald Trump on his cellphone about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Trump, the Georgia resident said, expressed his sympathy and then patiently listened to him talk about his beloved son, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, a Green Beret who was killed during an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. “It went probably...
Exclusive: ICE’s top official in Atlanta details enforcement priorities
 The man in charge of immigration enforcement for Georgia and the Carolinas has a message for immigrants living here without proper papers: Stay out of trouble, be careful about who you hang out with and get ready to return to your homeland. “They know that at any point while they are in the country illegally that they could be subject...

Posted: 4 days ago

The man in charge of immigration enforcement for Georgia and the Carolinas has a message for immigrants living here without proper papers: Stay out of trouble, be careful about who you hang out with and get ready to return to your homeland. “They know that at any point while they are in the country illegally that they could be subject...
Georgia cities limiting cooperation with ICE amid Trump’s crackdown
 Civil rights activists are pushing communities across the nation to limit their cooperation with federal deportation officers. They are keeping their phone lines ringing. They are packing their City Council meetings. And they are drafting model rules for them to adopt. Those efforts are catching fire in the Atlanta area now that President...

Posted: 9 days ago

Civil rights activists are pushing communities across the nation to limit their cooperation with federal deportation officers. They are keeping their phone lines ringing. They are packing their City Council meetings. And they are drafting model rules for them to adopt. Those efforts are catching fire in the Atlanta area now that President...
Decatur: ICE policy does not violate Georgia ‘sanctuary’ law
 Decatur is violating a state law prohibiting “sanctuary policies” through its newly written policy limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle charged in a recent letter. City officials are adamantly denying the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s allegation.  In a letter Friday...

Posted: 10 days ago

Decatur is violating a state law prohibiting “sanctuary policies” through its newly written policy limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle charged in a recent letter. City officials are adamantly denying the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s allegation.  In a letter Friday...
Georgia has head start when it comes to Trump’s immigration wish list
 President Donald Trump set his sights on the nation’s employers this week when he outlined his wish list for any deal with Congress that would extend protections for young immigrants who could face deportation. Among other things, Trump said he wants to require businesses to use E-Verify, a federal workforce authorization program. The...

Posted: 10 days ago

President Donald Trump set his sights on the nation’s employers this week when he outlined his wish list for any deal with Congress that would extend protections for young immigrants who could face deportation. Among other things, Trump said he wants to require businesses to use E-Verify, a federal workforce authorization program. The...
Report: 15,700 DACA recipients in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell area
 President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out an Obama administration program that is temporarily shielding young immigrants from deportation would affect 15,700 people in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell area, federal records show. That represents a little more than 2 percent of the 689,800 people who were participating in the Deferred...

Posted: 15 days ago

President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out an Obama administration program that is temporarily shielding young immigrants from deportation would affect 15,700 people in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell area, federal records show. That represents a little more than 2 percent of the 689,800 people who were participating in the Deferred...
Judge denies bond for accused NSA leaker
 A federal judge in Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday denied Reality Winner’s request to be released from jail pending her March 19 trial in the National Security Agency leak investigation.  Winner, 25, the first accused leaker to be prosecuted by the Trump administration, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of leaking an NSA report...

Posted: 16 days ago

A federal judge in Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday denied Reality Winner’s request to be released from jail pending her March 19 trial in the National Security Agency leak investigation.  Winner, 25, the first accused leaker to be prosecuted by the Trump administration, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of leaking an NSA report...
Judge denies bond for accused NSA leaker in Georgia
 A federal judge in Augusta on Thursday denied Reality Winner’s request to be released from jail pending her March 19 trial in the National Security Agency leak investigation.  Winner, 25, the first accused leaker to be prosecuted by the Trump administration, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of leaking an NSA report about Russian...

Posted: 16 days ago

A federal judge in Augusta on Thursday denied Reality Winner’s request to be released from jail pending her March 19 trial in the National Security Agency leak investigation.  Winner, 25, the first accused leaker to be prosecuted by the Trump administration, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of leaking an NSA report about Russian...
ICE detainee wasn’t observed as required before he hanged himself
 Immigration authorities in South Georgia failed to check on a detainee they had deemed a “suicide risk” as often as they are required before he hanged himself in his solitary confinement cell in May, according to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s standards say...

Posted: 17 days ago

Immigration authorities in South Georgia failed to check on a detainee they had deemed a “suicide risk” as often as they are required before he hanged himself in his solitary confinement cell in May, according to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s standards say...