Ohio Sheriff Ends Agreement with DHS to Avoid Releasing Illegal Immigrants in His Community | CBP | ICE

A Butler County, Ohio, sheriff announced on May 26 that his office ended its relationship with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to prevent the Biden government from releasing illegal immigrants into the community.

Sheriff’s Office Richard K. Jones said it notified the agency that it will no longer accept detainees at the Butler County Jail, effective immediately. Jones is also ending a contract with ICE that since 2003 allowed him to house illegal immigrants while they awaited immigration hearings, according to a release report posted on Twitter on May 26.

“I support the prison and my staff!” Jones said on Twitter.

According to the Sheriff, Butler County Jail staff operate an “efficient correctional facility” but federal officials “continue to add unreasonable and cost-prohibitive injunctions to hold these illegal immigrants.”

“With the crisis at the border worsening, I am concerned that the feds will send the detainees to my facility, and then release them to the streets of my community under some technicality. It’s better to end this deal now than to let that happen, ”Jones said.

“Unlike this current administration, I remain a firm believer that our government must strictly enforce immigration laws and I will continue to promote that position at every opportunity,” he added.

There are currently about 50 ICE detainees in the county jail, and the agency has 60 days to remove them, the sheriff said. FOX 19.

“They have to house them somewhere, but they are not going to do it here. I’m not going to drink the Kool-Aid, ”Sheriff Jones said.

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ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Epoch Times.

Immigrant arrests and detentions at the southern border of the United States increased three percent last month from March to 178,622, the highest total in a month in 20 years, according to Customs Office data. and Border Protection (CBP).

Last month’s figures, however, marked the first month since President Joe Biden took office in which CBP did not record a major monthly spike in the number of arrests and detentions at the border, despite reaching record levels. .

Although the Biden administration has called the unprecedented rise in numbers a “challenge,” neither the president nor the vice president have visited the border.

On April 25, when a journalist asked Vice President Harris why she had not visited the southern border, she replied, “I am not going to play political games.”

“After taking office, our administration immediately took action to address the influx of migrants at the border, something that began and was exacerbated during the Trump administration,” He said on May 4, White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

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