Sheriff Richard K. Jones announced Thursday, April 29, he will spearhead efforts to have a statewide “citizens initiative” placed on the ballot for Ohio immigration reform.
Fearing recent letters he sent jointly with state Rep. Courtney Combs, R-Hamilton, to Ohio leaders won’t be enough to get immigration reform on the “fast track” for Ohio, Jones said he wants the voters to decide the issue in November.
“Our federal government has let us down on immigration reform,” Jones said in a prepared statement. “I’m afraid our state legislature may not want to act on it either … If the majority of voters in Ohio want it done, it’s probably going to have to be their initiative to be the driving force.”
“If the governor doesn’t want to stand up to illegal immigrants and the drug trafficking coming out of Mexico, then we’ll take it to the people,” Combs said.
The issue concerns many of Butler County’s estimated 363,184 Hispanics. That number is up 9.2 percent since 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.More http://www.oxfordpress.com/news/oxford-news/sheriff-lawmaker-push-for-immigration-ballot-issue-678922.html?cxtype=rss_local-news
Sheriff Richard K Jones and Rep. Combs may be written to:
Sheriff R K Jones
705 Hanover Street
Hamilton OH 4 5 0 1 1
Courtney Eric Combs,
State Representative (R) of the 54 District
77 S. High St
Columbus, OH 43215-6111
You do not have to be a citizen of Ohio or Butler County to do this.
Praise and thank your friends, while ignoring your enemies and no “Keystone Cops” alphabet-soup federal agency will visit you.
Keep it short and simple. You do not have to be Shakespeare or Hemmingway. Misspellings are okay. Mispellings show the letter comes from real people.
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