Earlier this summer, Ohio’s Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones decided to send a message to heroin dealers in his county. His department produced a commercial that aired locally and on the internet that raised some controversy. Heroin has been a growing problem in the general Cincinnati area and Jones wanted dealers to know that the sheriff’s department was beefing up their efforts to crack down on them.
Sheriff Jones is not afraid of controversy if it helps him do his job of upholding the law and protecting Butler County residents. His department has been spending between $8 million and $10 million a month on welfare programs that he calls ‘free stuff.’ In an attempt to make a point and get reimbursed for the massive costs of handling illegal aliens, Jones took the audacious step of sending a bill to the Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico for the costs his department has been racking up in dealing with illegal aliens.
But what happened after Jones billed Mexico’s president is anything but rewarding as he told Dana Loesch of The Blaze:
“The federal government sends me a letter and said I violated a treaty of like, 1790.”
“I sent him a bill for the prisoners that are in my jail. 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 was referring to a call he received from the FBI that informed him that he was one of three sheriffs in the US that Mexican drug cartels have named for assassination.
In addition to sending a bill to Nieto, Sheriff Jones wrote a letter to Barack Obama literally pleading with him to secure the borders and not to send his illegals to Ohio. Jones told Loesch:
“We’ve had horrendous crimes here in this community. 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.”
“It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy. People’s lives are being threatened. It’s in the state of Ohio, for crying out loud. We’re not in Arizona; we’re not in California.”
“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. 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.”
I’ve been advocating billing Mexico and all of the other countries of origin of illegals for the costs of arresting, detaining and deportation. As far as some 1790 treaty, forget it. Mexico has done nothing to curb the flood of illegals crossing from their country into ours. They’ve done very little to curb the drug cartels and the drug trafficking into our country. And the Mexican army has crossed over into the US over 300 times and has shot Americans and pulled guns on US Border Patrol Agents. In my book, that cancels out any treaty and amounts to an invasion of the United States. It is a matter of national security that neither Mexico nor Obama seems to care anything about.
We need a president who is willing to take the border crisis serious and if necessary, send US troops to the border and across it if necessary to stop the flow of illegal aliens and drugs. Our military has the technology and capability of destroying the Mexican drug business and securing our border. And yes, I still advocate that we bill every country from which illegals have come from. Perhaps if they are forced to pay for the crimes (crossing our border illegally is a crime), then they’ll take measures to stop it on their end.
America is not responsible for the conditions in other countries and we cannot take all of the world’s refugees. We cannot afford it financially or what it will do to the many communities throughout the nation. It is a proven fact that when a flood of illegals move into a community that they community goes down and crime goes up. I’ve lived it and seen it firsthand. Unless you want to live it and see it, you need to get active and help put pressure on Washington to stop it from happening.
I fully support what Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is doing and would like to see every country sheriff in the US do the same thing. Tell them that according to the US Supreme Court, the county sheriff is the supreme law enforcement in their county and even supersedes the feds. They need to exert that authority and stop the invasion of illegals and drugs.