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Colony Ridge Responds: We’re Not Technically a “Colonia”
They invited lawmakers for a tour.
The controversy surrounding Colony Ridge has reached a head.
Patrick Svitek posted a letter on X purportedly sent to lawmakers from the President of Colony Ridge, Inc., John Harris. The letter invited lawmakers to come on a 3-hour tour to debunk “salacious rumors and lies” from the media that Colony Ridge is filled with illegal aliens.
He says Colony Ridge is not technically a “colonia” because they have basic infrastructure like drinkable water and paved roads.
However, some colonias have all these things.
A lot of public resources have been put towards ensuring illegal aliens have what they need for a successful reconquista.
“Over the past two decades… community organizers, residents, elected officials, nonprofits and government agencies have made strides in bringing resources into the colonias to improve residents' quality of life.”
Colony Ridge isn’t technically a “colonia” because the size is simply so massive.
Todd Bensman, Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, dedicated an entire chapter to Colony Ridge in his recent book.
The community is named “Colony Ridge”. Upwards of 50,000 mostly Spanish-speaking Latinos, maybe more — nobody knows, really — are living on some 30,000 homestead lots they purchased in recent years over some 35 square miles from “Houston Terrenos”, the land development company started by an “original” named William Henry “Trey” and his brother John Harris a decade earlier.
The boom began without letup about a decade ago when Houston Terrenos, on Spanish-language media platforms with international reach, began marketing lot purchases with its unique “owner-to-owner method” that didn’t require traditional bank loans, proven job history, or Social Security numbers.
Must be nice.
The Federal Reserve of Dallas estimates 77 percent of Texas colonia households own their homes, a rate that exceeds the national average of 64 percent.
Along with more than 3 in 4 households owning their home, over 40% of colonia residents are on welfare or food stamps.
Immigration advocates refute these points by saying you are racist.
Nobody will tell you where these illegal aliens go once they cross the border. I don’t think it’s a stretch to claim “they are living somewhere.”
We’ve reached out to Colony Ridge to join their tour. We’ll update with their response.