Jeremy Redmon

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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

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...

Posted: 10 days ago

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...

Posted: 14 days ago

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...

Posted: 15 days ago

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...

Posted: 20 days ago

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...

Posted: 20 days ago

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...

Posted: 26 days ago

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...
Register to vote, pay reduced fine: Did South Fulton court break the law?
 Georgia’s judicial watchdog agency is probing the City of South Fulton Municipal Court’s practice of reducing fines for defendants who agree to register to vote, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. “The Judicial Qualifications Commission is looking into the situation to determine whether any violations of the Code...

3:25 PM Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Georgia’s judicial watchdog agency is probing the City of South Fulton Municipal Court’s practice of reducing fines for defendants who agree to register to vote, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. “The Judicial Qualifications Commission is looking into the situation to determine whether any violations of the Code...
Georgia farmers struggling in wake of Hurricane Michael
 Bainbridge, Ga. - Eric and Rob Cohen glanced around their massive pecan tree farm here Tuesday, calculating their losses from Hurricane Michael and thanking God their families had survived the deadly storm. All around the brothers, their pecan trees lay bent over, split open, shattered. It looked like a bomb had exploded. In all, they lost...

10:48 AM Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

Bainbridge, Ga. - Eric and Rob Cohen glanced around their massive pecan tree farm here Tuesday, calculating their losses from Hurricane Michael and thanking God their families had survived the deadly storm. All around the brothers, their pecan trees lay bent over, split open, shattered. It looked like a bomb had exploded. In all, they lost...
Trumps visit storm-ravaged Georgia, Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael
 President Donald Trump and first lady, Melania, arrived at Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia Monday afternoon aboard Air Force One. >> Read more trending news  The first couple toured areas impacted by Hurricane Michael after first visiting the devastation in the Florida Panhandle. The hurricane killed at least 18 people,...

1:22 AM Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

President Donald Trump and first lady, Melania, arrived at Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia Monday afternoon aboard Air Force One. >> Read more trending news  The first couple toured areas impacted by Hurricane Michael after first visiting the devastation in the Florida Panhandle. The hurricane killed at least 18 people,...
President Trump and First Lady land in Georgia, survey storm damage
 Macon – President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump flew to central Georgia on Monday to survey the path of destruction left by Hurricane Michael, which killed at least 17 people across the Southeast, knocked out power to millions and devastated the Peach State’s multibillion-dollar agricultural industry.  The Trumps...

8:12 PM Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Macon – President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump flew to central Georgia on Monday to survey the path of destruction left by Hurricane Michael, which killed at least 17 people across the Southeast, knocked out power to millions and devastated the Peach State’s multibillion-dollar agricultural industry.  The Trumps...
President Trump issues disaster declaration for Georgia, orders federal aid for Peach State
 President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Georgia and ordered federal aid for parts of the Peach State affected by the Hurricane Michael.  Issued Sunday, the president's decision makes federal funding available to people in Baker, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Miller, and Seminole counties. That funding can include...

10:38 AM Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Georgia and ordered federal aid for parts of the Peach State affected by the Hurricane Michael.  Issued Sunday, the president's decision makes federal funding available to people in Baker, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Miller, and Seminole counties. That funding can include...