“A Magnet for Illegal Immigrants” – Fears of Crime and Cartels Grow as Migrants Cross Texan Border and Buy Land

While illegal immigrants are crossing the southern border in record-breaking numbers, one land developer in Texas is making it easy for them to purchase land in the United States. Here’s the whole story.

Illegal Immigrants Purchasing Property

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Terrenos Houston is allowing illegal immigrants to be property owners despite not having a Social Security number.

No Credit Checks

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One television advertisement for the company had a young Spanish-speaking woman offering “easy financing with the owner-to-owner method, low down payment, and comfortable [monthly] payments.”

She also said applying was “very easy” because they “do not check credit.”

33,000 Acres of Land

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The development owners purchased one property about 30 miles north of Houston, Texas, and it covers roughly “33,000 acres.”

Colony Ridge is the name of the property, and it is estimated that between 50,000 to 75,000 people live there, many of them being undocumented immigrants.

Home to Criminals and Cartels

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The property recently received scrutiny over claims that it has become home to “criminals and drug cartels” since purchasers don’t have to prove American citizenship.

Haven for Illegal Aliens

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The Texas House of Representatives said the property is “an optimal haven for illegal aliens amid a historic border crisis.”

Owners Defend Their Businesses

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According to Texas state officials, the land development is a “magnet for illegal immigrants.”

However, the owners of the development disagree. One of the owners, Trey Harris, defended his business, saying, “The company is helping people.”

Governor Abbott Calls a Special Session

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Colony Ridge and its “collection of subdivisions” have become the topic of a special session of the Texas legislature over a “concerning” amount of “crime and cartel activity” happening in the community. 

“No-Go Zone”

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Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton are all involved in the Colony Ridge investigation.

Abbott called the area a “no-go zone” due to the high crime rates.

The Allegations Are Not True

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Owner Trey Harris said the allegations against him from “conservative media and state elected officials” are untrue.

The owners say they “vehemently disagree” with the charges against them.

Crime Increase

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Local authorities say there has been an increase in crime and drug overdoses in Colony Ridge in recent years.

The Crime Is Getting Worse

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According to the Texas Department of Public Safety statistics, there were 12 murders in the area in 2022, compared to only one recorded murder in 2011.

The Census Bureau also shows a drastic increase in the area’s population between 2010 and 2022.

Cartels Have “Considerable Influence”

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Residents and local law enforcement agents believe two prominent cartels have property in Colony Ridge, giving them “considerable influence.”

Residents Keep Quiet

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Once the property made national headlines, reporters from all over the United States visited Colony Ridge.

One man from Honduras who lives in a “run-down mobile home” in Colony Ridge told reporters he couldn’t talk because “they don’t like us to talk to anyone.”

Owners Claim They Are Following the Rules

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The Harris brothers said they followed all rules and regulations while developing the area. They claim to sell lots to people who would have no other way of purchasing a home.

Owners Are “Proud” of Their Business

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The Harris brothers also say they are “proud” of what they do, and they “don’t apologize” for “giving Latinos opportunities to have their own homes.”

Cartel Stronghold

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One critic of the land development posted on X, calling Colony Ridge a “scam” because the developers target “minorities from other countries.”

This person also suggested that the developers would “disappear once enough homes are sold,” allowing Colony Ridge to become a “cartel stronghold.”

Racist Allegations

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Other people called the allegations and rumors against Colony Ridge “racist.”

One person on X said these are people “just trying to provide for their families.”

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