Last updated on: 1/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard K. Jones, MS Biography

Title:
Sheriff of Butler County, Ohio
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“My office, along with other local agencies and hundreds of federal agents, joined forces in this latest crackdown of illegal aliens and businesses who employ them. This raid resulted in the arrest of over 160 persons from Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru on immigration violations. Twenty subjects were additionally charged with various state felony offenses including ‘Forgery’ and ‘Taking the Identity of Another.’ This event demonstrates what can happen when we all work together to enforce our state and federal laws! This is how it should work! I fully expect that operations like yesterdays will continue. To those companies that employ illegal aliens, I say take heed, your business could be next!”

“Shame on them!” www.butlersheriff.org, Aug. 29, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Sheriff, Butler County, Ohio, 2005-present
  • Recipient, Middletown Ohio American Legion Post 218 – Americanism Award, 2007
  • Recipient, 2nd Annual American Patriot Award, by Angela “Bay” Buchanan [sister of Patrick J. Buchanan], 2006
  • Chief Deputy, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, 1993-2005
  • Major, Lebanon Correctional Institute, 1990-1993
  • Senior Captain, State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, 1985-1990
  • Combat Engineer – Specialist 4, U.S. Army, 1973-1975
Education:
  • MS, Corrections, Xavier University, 1984
  • BS, Criminal Justice, Wilmington College, 1981
  • AA, Corrections, Hocking Technical College, 1979
  • Graduate, Hamilton City School
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Illegal Immigration Disadvantage American Workers?
  2. Should Employers Who Unknowingly Hire Undocumented Immigrants Receive Lighter Penalties?