Our sheriff here in Butler County, Ohio, has always tried to make a name for himself as being tough on illegal immigration. Now he has a new plan – sue Mexico:
Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones’ has taken his stiff, and sometimes controversial, stance on illegal immigration to a whole new level.
His latest plan: Sue Mexico.
Yes, the outspoken sheriff, who wants to pass an Arizona-like immigration law in Ohio and once sent the federal government a $70,000 bill for the undocumented immigrants housed in his jail, is now looking into the possibility of filing a civil lawsuit against the Mexican government and its president, Felipe Calderon.
The lawsuit, which would likely be filed in federal court, is in regards to “the drugs coming into the United States, particularly Butler County,” Jones said Friday. Talk of the lawsuit surfaced during the same week a regional drug task force intercepted a record 268 pounds of marijuana traveling from Mexico into Butler County.
What would be interesting is if Mexico filed a countersuit against the U.S. for the firearms that head south of the border and fuel the gang wars. Perhaps we could even set a new precedent where every country sues the home country of foreign criminals.
And whatever happened to Republicans being against “frivolous” lawsuits? Oh yeah – that should only apply to us and not them.