Butler County, Ohio, Sheriff Richard Jones isn't pulling any punches when it comes to illegal immigrants, reminding businesses who knowingly hire them that they too have broken the law.
In a series of tweets sent out on Tuesday, Jones issued a blunt warning not only to those in the country illegally, but to businesses who hire them knowing they're illegal, WDTN-TV reported.
Time to start again. Report the violators pic.twitter.com/69AL6xcm5i— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) August 25, 2015
I am assigning one detective to take information from people who report on illegal s or employers who hire and violate the law.— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) August 25, 2015
I am encouraging people to report these violators to my office. Shame on employers who violate the law and think it is ok to hire illegals.— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) August 25, 2015
We will b watching you. From the dark to light.— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) August 25, 2015
The sheriff repeated his warning to businesses who knowingly hire illegal immigrants in an interview with WDTV-TV.
“If you’re an employer and you’re doing this, here’s what I’m telling you: Shame on you," Jones said. “If you violate the law and you cheat on taxes and you are knowingly doing this with people that are here illegally, and you knowingly do it and you encourage it, you have violated the law."
WDTV reported that tips about businesses have already been coming in.