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

Before Trump policy, immigrant families arrested at the border were detained together
 Before the Trump administration started separating parents and children caught illegally crossing the border, immigrant families were held together in two facilities in South Texas.  Human rights activists were outraged by the Obama administration’s decision to lock up the families, calling the practice inhumane and psychologically...

Posted: a day ago

Before the Trump administration started separating parents and children caught illegally crossing the border, immigrant families were held together in two facilities in South Texas.  Human rights activists were outraged by the Obama administration’s decision to lock up the families, calling the practice inhumane and psychologically...
Atlanta cut from list of finalists for Army Futures Command
 Atlanta is no longer in the running for a new military command focused on modernizing the U.S. Army. The Army notified elected leaders Monday the city had been cut from the list of finalists for the Army Futures Command along with Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Houston and New York. That leaves five...

Posted: 4 days ago

Atlanta is no longer in the running for a new military command focused on modernizing the U.S. Army. The Army notified elected leaders Monday the city had been cut from the list of finalists for the Army Futures Command along with Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Houston and New York. That leaves five...
For Georgians from Korea, skepticism tempers hope for family reunions
 Eun Sung “Grace” Im was just a young girl when she and her family fled North Korea during the war, riding on an overcrowded fishing boat that caught fire and nearly sank before landing safely below the 38th parallel. Her family embarked on the harrowing journey in the middle of the night because they feared persecution by the...

Posted: 5 days ago

Eun Sung “Grace” Im was just a young girl when she and her family fled North Korea during the war, riding on an overcrowded fishing boat that caught fire and nearly sank before landing safely below the 38th parallel. Her family embarked on the harrowing journey in the middle of the night because they feared persecution by the...
Reality Winner billboard prompts stern warning from her judge
 Tens of thousands of potential jurors are driving past a billboard in Augusta every day that portrays Reality Winner as an imprisoned hero and the federal government as her oppressor. The judge who will preside over her case is apparently none too happy. A day after the billboard went up, Chief U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall admonished...

Posted: 8 days ago

Tens of thousands of potential jurors are driving past a billboard in Augusta every day that portrays Reality Winner as an imprisoned hero and the federal government as her oppressor. The judge who will preside over her case is apparently none too happy. A day after the billboard went up, Chief U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall admonished...
Inspectors find drugs, dangers in Ga. ‘ticking bomb’ detention center
 A sprawling immigration detention center in South Georgia has grappled with drug smuggling, chronic medical staff shortages and persistent safety problems that one employee called a “ticking bomb,” according to internal records from a federal investigation published in December. Consisting of dozens of pages of interviews, emails...

Posted: 12 days ago

A sprawling immigration detention center in South Georgia has grappled with drug smuggling, chronic medical staff shortages and persistent safety problems that one employee called a “ticking bomb,” according to internal records from a federal investigation published in December. Consisting of dozens of pages of interviews, emails...
Transgender Mexican woman in Georgia wins asylum after legal battle
Estrella Sanchez, a transgender woman who drew national media attention after fleeing persecution in her Mexican homeland, was granted asylum by an immigration judge in Georgia this week following a six-year legal battle. “I came here looking for protection, security and safety,” said Sanchez, 31, an Atlanta-area immigrant rights...

Posted: 22 days ago

Estrella Sanchez, a transgender woman who drew national media attention after fleeing persecution in her Mexican homeland, was granted asylum by an immigration judge in Georgia this week following a six-year legal battle. “I came here looking for protection, security and safety,” said Sanchez, 31, an Atlanta-area immigrant rights...
Georgia Marine’s murder in Belize remains unsolved one year later
 Brandon Barfield has kept his best friend’s room just the way he left it. Drew DeVoursney’s black suit still hangs in the closet of the West Palm Beach home they shared. And his guitar — the one he used to perform Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers songs while they were both deployed in Iraq — rests beside the bed...

Posted: 23 days ago

Brandon Barfield has kept his best friend’s room just the way he left it. Drew DeVoursney’s black suit still hangs in the closet of the West Palm Beach home they shared. And his guitar — the one he used to perform Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers songs while they were both deployed in Iraq — rests beside the bed...
Murder in Belize: How a reporter found the tragic scene
 My guide hacked at the towering maze of sugar cane stalks with his machete, clearing the way. A sharp cane leaf sliced his right wrist, drawing bright red blood. It was hot and sticky in there. Mosquitoes swarmed us. Finally, we reached a clearing. And that is where we picked up the scent of death and then spotted the disturbing dark stain...

Posted: 23 days ago

My guide hacked at the towering maze of sugar cane stalks with his machete, clearing the way. A sharp cane leaf sliced his right wrist, drawing bright red blood. It was hot and sticky in there. Mosquitoes swarmed us. Finally, we reached a clearing. And that is where we picked up the scent of death and then spotted the disturbing dark stain...
Transgender Mexican woman in Georgia wins asylum after legal battle
 Estrella Sanchez, a transgender woman who drew national media attention after fleeing persecution in her Mexican homeland, was granted asylum by an immigration judge in Georgia this week after a six-year legal battle. “I came here looking for protection, security and safety,” said Sanchez, 31, who will now be eligible to apply...

Posted: 25 days ago

Estrella Sanchez, a transgender woman who drew national media attention after fleeing persecution in her Mexican homeland, was granted asylum by an immigration judge in Georgia this week after a six-year legal battle. “I came here looking for protection, security and safety,” said Sanchez, 31, who will now be eligible to apply...
Democrats in Georgia congressional runoffs make Trump an issue
 The Democratic primary runoffs for the Atlanta area’s two most closely watched congressional elections will feature a pair of women, a first-generation American and a South African immigrant campaigning on hot-button issues that play to their base: access to health care, gun control, immigration and equal pay for men and women. At the...

Posted: 27 days ago

The Democratic primary runoffs for the Atlanta area’s two most closely watched congressional elections will feature a pair of women, a first-generation American and a South African immigrant campaigning on hot-button issues that play to their base: access to health care, gun control, immigration and equal pay for men and women. At the...
Democratic primaries headed toward runoffs for key metro House races
 The Democratic primaries for the Atlanta region’s two most closely watched congressional elections appeared headed toward extra innings, based on Tuesday’s early voting results. In Georgia, election runoffs are triggered when no single candidate captures more than 50 percent of the vote. In the state’s 6th District &mdash...

Posted: 27 days ago

The Democratic primaries for the Atlanta region’s two most closely watched congressional elections appeared headed toward extra innings, based on Tuesday’s early voting results. In Georgia, election runoffs are triggered when no single candidate captures more than 50 percent of the vote. In the state’s 6th District &mdash...