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Ohio sheriff sends bill to Mexico for cost of jailing illegals

- The Washington Times - Monday, July 28, 2014

The sheriff of Butler County in Ohio said his community has become so overwhelmed with illegals that he sent a letter to Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto — billing him for the costs associated with jailing them.

His letter and bill didn't really get the intended response.

"The [U.S.] federal government sends me a letter and said I violated a treaty of like, 1790," Sheriff Richard Jones said, The Blaze reported. "I [had] 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."

On Fox News on Monday, Sheriff Jones said drug cartel chiefs placed him on a hit list.

Sheriff Jones said he's also written a letter to President Obama "asking and pleading with him not to bring these people here to the state of Ohio, and to secure our borders," The Blaze reported.

He went on: "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 8-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."

Sheriff Jones said on Fox News he also previously wrote former President Bush, requesting the same border crackdown.

He added in the Blaze that his county spends up to $10 million each month on welfare, part of which goes to help illegals.

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