Butler County, Ohio, Sheriff Richard Jones is cutting ties with President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prevent the administration from releasing illegal aliens into his southwestern Ohio community.
Since 2003, the Butler County Sheriff’s Department has been in a contract with DHS and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold illegal aliens in its county jail while they await their hearings before a federal immigration judge.
This week, Jones said he is terminating that longheld contract because he suspects the Biden administration will begin releasing its illegal alien detainees out of the county jail and into the community.
“We operate an efficient correctional facility and federal officials continue to add unreasonable and cost prohibitive mandates to hold these illegal immigrants,” Jones said in a statement:
With the crisis at the border getting worse, it concerns me that the feds will ship detainees to my facility, then release them to the streets of my community under some technicality. It’s better to just end this arrangement now than to let that happen. Unlike this current administration, I’m still a firm believer that our government should strictly enforce the immigration laws and I will continue to promote that stance at every opportunity.
— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) May 26, 2021