The Open Border, Skyrocketing Crime, & Private Money

Complimentary Story
October  2023
   Most Americans wonder why the US Southern border remains wide open and nothing appears to be done to stop the unfettered flow of illegal invaders by any member of government, at any level. In fact, all levels of government, combined with private companies acting as NGOs, appear to be aiding and abetting this illegal invasion, but few understand the exact reasons.

   In this column, I’ll provide some of the reasons behind the unwillingness to stop this invasion, along with the names of government officials, companies, and individuals responsible, at least in part, for this largest act of treason against the US in our history. My findings are the result of the information provided through recent interviews with investigative reporters such as Michael Yon in tandem with my own investigation and research.

   Four US states are situated along the 1,954-mile border: Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. The US has the highest percentage of illegal aliens by country. With a total population over 330 million people, it is estimated that there are over 52 million illegal aliens in the US, including over 7 million just since Biden took office and Alejandro Mayorkas became head of the DHS. The majority of current invaders are from Mexico, India, China, the Philippines, El Salvador, Cuba, Vietnam, Guatemala, and Korea. And there are many military-age males who are not arriving with their families.

Unprecedented Crime is Coming to Your Neighborhood
   Because the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) keeps track of immigration status of suspects booked into local jails, Texas offers a better, although still quite limited, metric regarding crimes involving illegals. Actual totals are exponentially higher.

   From June 1, 2011, through July 31, 2022, 259,000 illegal aliens were charged with more than 433,000 criminal offenses, including 800 homicide charges, 822 kidnappings, 5,470 sexual assault charges (e.g., rape), another 6,485 sexual offenses, and 4,945 offenses involving weapons or the use of weapons. It is important to note that these numbers only reflect those illegals booked into Texas jails whose fingerprints were already on file and should be viewed only in the context of trending criminal activity in one area of the US.

   Closer examination of the above statistics reflective only of crimes committed by illegals during a given period in a limited area, when extrapolated and overlayed with other areas of concentration of illegal aliens in the US, indicates a violent crime spike that would rival any MSM spike outlining Coronavirus cases at the height of the “pandemic.”

   Notably, these crimes were preventable, as most of those were committed by illegals who were previously identified as being in the US illegally, processed, and released, only to return. One can reasonably argue that had the justice system done its job the first time encountering an illegal alien, many needless deaths and much suffering could have been prevented. This is the result of systemic malfeasance by activists within the US justice system. Worse, and based on projections, violent criminal encounters involving illegal aliens allowed in by the very institutions tasked to protect its citizens, will only spread across all US communities, and will increase.

Identifying the Who & Why
   Continuing to use Texas as the microcosm of the Biden-Mayorkas fueled illegal invasion of the US, we must look at the reasons nothing is being done to stop or even stifle the unprecedented invasion by individuals coming from over 90 foreign countries. Venezuela recently released many violent offenders from their prisons, encouraging them to head north to the US. They will not be turned away.

   Before drilling down into Texas, we must understand the bigger agenda. The United Nations (UN) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), working with governments and globalists, have been planning for a world without any borders for a long time. Members of the WEF have been populating world governments, including those positions within the US federal, state and even county governments, with people of this ideological bias. It’s a stepping-stone to a global government — the penultimate panopticon of surveillance and control under a Communism system. Changing the dynamics of the global population will eventually eradicate Western culture. To accomplish this, they are taking advantage of the greed of people in power and companies to assist in this objective, an ironic twist to an already twisted agenda.

   Of the US Southern border, the Texas border is the longest at 1,254 miles long. Most illegal invaders are coming through and from Mexico into Texas. It would therefore make sense that the state government of Texas, under Governor Greg Abbott, would be taking every possible step to stop the invasion of our nation.

   He has made recent news headlines by constructing a barrier in the Rio Grande River, and by placing concertina wire at a few sections of the border, yet these represent very minor inconveniences to the invaders and their coyotes, the drug and human traffickers, and the invasion force of single men of military age. It should be noted that Abbott is listed as a member of the World Economic Forum, has attended the last few meetings in Davos, and met with other WEF members in open and closed door sessions.

The Largest Encampment of Illegal Aliens is in Texas
   Forty miles northeast of Houston, Texas is a development known as Colony Ridge, a roughly 60-square-mile development situated on unincorporated land in Liberty County, Texas. It consists of a spattering of houses, mobile homes, trailers and even tents, amid a seemingly inferior infrastructure of poor roads, improper sewage systems, and other such deficiencies that are creating adverse effects on nearby communities.

   Additionally, many of the parcels located within Colony Ridge contain structures of substandard or incomplete construction. Many do not even have customary service hook-ups, such as water, sewer, or electricity. Parcels occupied by the illegal aliens include people from numerous countries, which can be seen by painted or cloth flags of Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, and other nations on the properties and the signs at stores and even streets in different languages.

      Who is behind this basecamp of this modern-day invasion force, and why is it allowed to exist?

   Colony Ridge was birthed about 15 years ago by billionaire developer brothers William Trey Harris III (aka “El Gringo”) and John Harris. It did not start out as Colony Ridge, however, but as a development known as Kings Colony. John Harris owned numerous properties in Kings Colony, however, became upset with their property owners’ association (POA).

   Eventually, John Harris’ brother, “Trey,” took over and gave rise to Colony Ridge. Meanwhile, John Harris is also the “presidente” of  Houston El Norte Property Owners’ Association (his brother Trey is listed as the director and their cousin, Robin Lane as “vice presidente”).

   Cousin of the Harris’ and brother of Robin Lane, Brent Lane serves as the Harris’ attorney for their business and property acquisitions. Robin Lane is in charge of a business known as Vast Land Enterprises, LLC, based out of Conroe, Texas.

Through a dizzying maze of businesses and LLCs, what is known as Colony Ridge Development, LLC, operating under the land development company known as Terrenos Houston, and via Vast Land Enterprises and other entities controlled by the Harris brothers and other family members, they solicit land ownership to the public, particularly to Spanish-speaking “migrants” in a type of “buy here, pay here” process.
   
   Their mortgage process does not require any proof of citizenship, requires little money down, and collects what most people might consider to be predatory interest rates on mortgages for the lots within Colony Ridge – 13.9%, for instance. The selling point to the public is that “you, too, can own land inside the US, regardless of your citizenship status.” While many might believe this to be an altruistic offering, a recent investigation by investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino appears to have found otherwise.
   
   The same people involved in collecting the fees for the mortgage process, issuing the mortgages, collecting on the loans at high rates of interest, are also involved — through this maze of businesses — in foreclosing on the properties and reclaiming the land. According to the website:
terrenoshoustondemanda.com, which appears to be operated by a group of people allegedly harmed by the Harris’ enterprise activities, “there are MANY foreclosures.” According to Mr. Dolcefino, 97% of the foreclosures in the Liberty County come from the Colony Ridge development since 2020.
   
   Is it any wonder why Colony Ridge is able to expand (its latest and largest subdivision, when complete, will consist of 30,000 lots), and through its principals, are mega-donors to Governor Abbott (Colony Ridge donated over $1 million to his campaign) and donated to many elected officials in Liberty County, Texas?
   
   According to a report in The New York Post dated October 5, 2023, authored by Dana Kennedy, “Murders, cartels, squalor: Inside ‘colony’ near Houston accused of being ‘haven for illegal aliens,’” the Harris brothers are “under fire for what critics say are predatory loan practices and environmentally unsafe conditions at Colony Ridge.”
   
   “Both locals and law enforcement sources told The Post that they believe the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels bought property here early and have considerable influence.
   
   “Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader said recently that his department doesn’t have enough officers to properly patrol the settlement, which he described as something of a no-go zone.”
   
   Colony Ridge has grown to its current size, with new “subdivisions” being created as the illegal alien population grows.
   
   According to Todd Bensman in his book Overrun: How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in U.S. History,” “analyst Chuck DeVore of the Austin-based Texas Public Policy Foundation think tank dubbed Colony Ridge ‘the fastest-growing Hispanic population in the United States and one of the fastest growing school districts.’ When the massive development is fully built out, DeVore figured, the population of these communities is projected to reach as high as a quarter million people, a significant percentage of them not legally present in the country.” 
 
   Bensman also writes that “the Gulf and Sinaloa Cartels invested in Colony Ridge from its earliest inception, they said, financing lots for local operatives to run safe houses through which they move smuggled drugs and people from the border to interior America. They were using them still to smuggle people coming in under Biden.”
 
   Also, “evidence of cartel involvement dates to at least 2013, when federal, state, and local investigators raided a Mexican drug cartel’s marijuana grow operation on 300 acres in Liberty County, finding explosives, 6,000 marijuana plants, worker bunk houses, and guard towers. Local police at the time called it the ‘largest and most sophisticated marijuana-growing operation” in the county’s history.’”
 
   Unless and until those we elected, whether governor, state and county judges, county commissioners, members of planning commissions, and other office holders follow the US Constitution and the constitution of their states instead of the money, the illegal invasion of the US will continue. Our lives will be increasingly in peril from violent criminals, our children will continue to die from drugs made in China and smuggled across the border, and children will continue to be trafficked.
 
   It is up to all of us to spread the word about who is really facilitating the destruction of our nation — and demand accountability and ultimately, justice. Otherwise, what is happening in Liberty County, Texas will be on your doorstep shortly.

HagmannPI.com

Learn how to email this article to others