A letter sent to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto by Ohio Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County charging him for all the undocumented immigrants in his jail has caused more trouble than expected.
Following the letter being sent, Sheriff Jones received correspondence from the federal government.
“The federal government sends me a letter and said I violated a treaty of like, 1790,” Jones told Dana Loesch of The Blaze.
What Jones shared next in the interview is even more startling.
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“I sent him a bill for the prisoners that are in my jail,” Jones said. “They came here illegally. I’ve not gotten any money from them, but I billed them so much. And I’ll tell you what I got in return: my life was threatened.”
Jones claims the FBI called him and said he and two other sheriffs in the county were being targeted for murder by the drug cartels.
Jones is an advocate for tough border control laws and has gone so far as to send letters to President Obama and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
"It's pretty simple. We've got to fix the borders and apparently our top leadership in government, on both sides refuse to fix it so we all lose," Jones said to WLWT.
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Jones wants President Obama to secure the border first, before he tries to control any immigration issues. Jones believes “any other attempt would be a waste of taxpayer money.”
"All these executive orders and all the others, the churches and the police and the social services agencies, we're overwhelmed," Jones said. "There's no money. We're broke."
The letter to Governor Kasich urged him to not allow any of the illegal immigrants currently detained in California, including the children, to be held in Ohio.
"I have compassion for the kids, but I want kids that we can afford,” Jones said. “If you can't feed the village and he village over-populates, everybody in the village goes down.”
Jones’ interview with Dana Loesch also touched upon the crime he believes undocumented immigrants have brought to his community.
“We’ve had horrendous crimes here in this community,” Jones said. “We had a senior citizen, an elderly lady, molested by a teenager that came over from Mexico. We had another one molested — an eight year old girl. We’ve had drugs pouring in, more so than before the government said the borders were sealed. And we’re being run over by the drug dealers coming to this community. The violence has increased, and we’re a long way from the borders.”
According to Jones, Butler County spends eight to ten million dollars each month on welfare programs and illegal immigrants go there because of the services available and what he terms “free stuff.”
“They’re going to walk in with backpacks. They’re going to put some dirty bombs together, [and] they’re going to do something really terrible. It’s too easy,” Jones said. “We don’t know who they are. They don’t have vaccinations. Our jails are full. They hit and run. It’s totally out of control, and it’s gotten worse just in the past twelve months.”
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