Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Calls Illegal Immigrant Development ‘Completely Insane’
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is exploring options on how to deal with the problems at Colony Ridge, a massive housing development north of Houston that’s become a landing place for illegal immigrants. They have financing methods that circumvent any need for proof-of-citizenship documents.
Paxton, who just dodged at attempt by the state legislature to impeach him, said he received a briefing on the development this week after it was the subject of an investigation by The Daily Wire. “I got a briefing on this yesterday,” Paxton told radio host Michael Berry, calling it “completely insane that they can set up these villages with illegal immigrants.”
Paxton indicated that legally there is no “clear path” to stopping the development’s growth, which has led to a rise in crime that many believe is tied to Mexican cartel activity.
“The legislature could address this and should address this. Because right now, we don’t have a real clear path to being able to stop it, even though it’s completely insane that they can set up these villages with illegal immigrants,” Paxton said.
“We can maybe affect the financing or the financial aspect of it to some degree but I don’t think right now the legislature has given me the authority to do anything about it,” Paxton added. “So we’re looking at whether we have some authority to do something with deceptive trade practices”
Colony Ridge covers nearly 60 square miles, or about the size of Washington, D.C., and it has come under heavy criticism since The Daily Wire’s report. And Paxton is not alone in seeing this as a huge problem.
“Once I get a little more legal foundation on this to see what we can do I am going to ask Governor Abbott to address some of these issues in a special session,” Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said. “We can’t have entire cities of people who are here illegally with basically no law enforcement, in some cases I’m told no running water, it’s a very dangerous place to be. This is not what America was built on. This massive complex of people here illegally creating their own city north of Houston, it’s just unacceptable.”
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) September 22, 2023