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Butler Co. Sheriff wants reimbursement from Mexico for illegals

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) -- Local 12 has obtained a copy of a letter Butler County's sheriff has sent Tuesday to the president of Mexico.

It asks for some financial support to offset the cost of housing Mexican nationals who have entered the U.S. illegally and ended up in the Butler County Jail.     In the letter, Sheriff Jones says over the last ten years, his deputies have arrested three thousand Mexican people in the U.S. illegally.

He goes on to say the average stay in his facility is about five days. If you figure sixty dollars a day in jail costs, it adds up to 900-thousand dollars taxpayers are out over the decade.

That figure does not include other costs such as investigations and transportation. Local 12's Rich Jaffe just spoke with Sheriff Jones who acknowledges he does not expect to see a dime.

So far he has told Rich he just hopes the letter will draw enough attention nationally to encourage lawmakers to take some action to secure the border.

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