Photo: Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones(Jim Otte/Staff)
Photo: Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones(Jim Otte/Staff)

Southwest Ohio sheriff, on twitter, asks for information about suspected illegal immigrants 

Jones tweeted, “Anyone that knows employers that hire illegals give me the names.” 

» RELATED: ‘We’re not going to use Narcan’: Sheriff is second Butler County official to question overdose response


Immediately, comments flew into his Twitter account, some naming businesses in the Butler County area and others showing harsh disdain for his words. 

When asked his comments Jones said, "Because I want to know. The public is fed up with it. They want the wall built they don’t want illegals coming in and taking jobs away from Americans." 

Earlier this week, Jones said he wants to see the federal government raid businesses in Butler County, just as immigration officers arrested more than 100 workers at a northern Ohio gardening and greenhouse company on Tuesday.

» RELATED: Sheriff Jones: ‘I’ve encouraged them to do the raids’ in Butler County 

Jones is serving his fourth term as sheriff.

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