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Warns against acceptance of illegal immigration
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones garnered national attention recently with his stance on immigration, and he's speaking out again -- calling politicians "weak-kneed" when it comes to the issue.
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HAMILTON, Ohio -- Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones garnered national attention recently with his stance on immigration, and he's speaking out again -- calling politicians "weak-kneed" when it comes to the issue.
Jones made headlines after sending a letter and a bill to Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto Friday, asking for $1 million, the costs he says is associated with jailing illegal immigrants in Butler County.
MORE: Butler County sheriff sends bill to Mexico over costs to jail undocumented migrants
But Jones is back in the spotlight after demanding that politicians fix the problem.
“The reason I get this attention, I’m drawing this attention, and I’m ok with it, is to make these weak-kneed politicians fix this for both sides, all of us,” said Jones.
WATCH the media player above for a full interview with Sheriff Jones