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

Government shutdown hindering some aspects of immigration enforcement
 The news was the same for most who showed up at Atlanta Immigration Court’s clerk’s office this week: Because of the partial government shutdown, their hearings had been postponed. Someone would be in touch with new dates. With asylum and immigration cases now in limbo, thousands are unable to fully plan for their future. On the...

Posted: a day ago

The news was the same for most who showed up at Atlanta Immigration Court’s clerk’s office this week: Because of the partial government shutdown, their hearings had been postponed. Someone would be in touch with new dates. With asylum and immigration cases now in limbo, thousands are unable to fully plan for their future. On the...
Immigration courts in Atlanta and across the nation slowed by government shutdown
 Three quarters of the nation’s Immigration Court judges have been furloughed and most of their hearings in Atlanta and across the country are being postponed amid the federal government shutdown, compounding a backlog in deportation and asylum cases that already tops 1 million, according to the National Association of Immigration Judges...

Posted: 2 days ago

Three quarters of the nation’s Immigration Court judges have been furloughed and most of their hearings in Atlanta and across the country are being postponed amid the federal government shutdown, compounding a backlog in deportation and asylum cases that already tops 1 million, according to the National Association of Immigration Judges...
Decatur, Georgia Immigration Enforcement Review Board settle lawsuit
 The city of Decatur and its attorneys have reached a settlement with the Georgia immigration board after suing  the panel alleging it violated the state’s open meetings and open records laws. The original  lawsuit against the state’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board came as  then Lt. Gov. Casey...

Posted: 7 days ago

The city of Decatur and its attorneys have reached a settlement with the Georgia immigration board after suing  the panel alleging it violated the state’s open meetings and open records laws. The original lawsuit against the state’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board came as  then Lt. Gov. Casey...
CONTINUING COVERAGE: Mexican man hanged himself amid lapses at ICE detention center
 Authorities failed to monitor a mentally ill detainee as often as they were required before he hanged himself with a pair of socks in an immigration detention center in southwest Georgia last year, according to documents obtained through Georgia’s Open Records Act. This is not the first time this has happened at Stewart Detention Center...

Posted: 13 days ago

Authorities failed to monitor a mentally ill detainee as often as they were required before he hanged himself with a pair of socks in an immigration detention center in southwest Georgia last year, according to documents obtained through Georgia’s Open Records Act. This is not the first time this has happened at Stewart Detention Center...
Georgia National Guard’s deployment to Afghanistan is a family affair
 Fraternal twins Matthew and Ryan McBride were born just 45 seconds apart and have remained close ever since. As infants, they held hands through the slats of their neighboring cribs and appeared to understand each other’s babble. Mathew pitched for the local baseball team. Ryan was his catcher. Ryan played center on their football team...

Posted: 24 days ago

Fraternal twins Matthew and Ryan McBride were born just 45 seconds apart and have remained close ever since. As infants, they held hands through the slats of their neighboring cribs and appeared to understand each other’s babble. Mathew pitched for the local baseball team. Ryan was his catcher. Ryan played center on their football team...
Georgia troops heading to Afghanistan as Trump orders drawdown
 The Georgia National Guard’s 48th Brigade is proceeding for now with its January deployment to Afghanistan even as President Donald Trump plans to bring home about half of all U.S. troops from that country. But it is unknown if the president’s surprise move will change the duration of the brigade’s nine-month mission or...

Posted: 26 days ago

The Georgia National Guard’s 48th Brigade is proceeding for now with its January deployment to Afghanistan even as President Donald Trump plans to bring home about half of all U.S. troops from that country. But it is unknown if the president’s surprise move will change the duration of the brigade’s nine-month mission or...
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...

9:24 PM Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

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...

10:00 AM Friday, Dec. 07, 2018

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...

11:00 AM Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

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...

8:06 PM Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

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...

1:00 PM Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

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...