Conroe, April 23 – Liberal lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, who is planning to open a consulting, marketing, and lobbying firm to represent engineering vendors and possibly real estate developers who want to do business with local governments, has decided to inflict one of the worst federally-sponsored immigration scams that ever emanated out of the Obama administration on the citizens of Montgomery County. Doyal has placed an item on the super-secretive “consent agenda” for the April 24, 2018, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting in which the outgoing County Judge would designate the swamp land behind and adjacent to the Sam Moon Center as part of the federally-administered EB-5 program to allow foreign nationals to pay large sums of money for real estate development projects in return for receiving visa approvals for certain individuals associated with them.
The EB-5 program, which Doyal and Obama have fostered, has successfully brought thousands of members of Chinese and East Asian gangs into the United States with full immigration authority condonation. Doyal seeks to designate the swamp area behind the Sam Moon Center as having a high unemployment rate to justify the aggressive program to allow foreign nationals to participate in the real estate development and gain immigration favors in return.
The real EB-5 that Doyal has invited into Montgomery County
Conservative Republican United States Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, the current Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is one of the most vocal critics of the EB-5 program. The Judiciary Committee, under Grassley’s leadership, has investigated this program, one of the favorites of democratic administrations, especially Presidents Bill Clinton and B. Hussein Obama, who aggressively supported expansion of the EB-5 program.
Under EB-5, if a foreign national invests $1 million or more into a TEA, he may obtain green cards, and eventually permanent resident status, for foreigners who might otherwise not obtain any legal immigration rights into the United States. Grassley has concluded, “It’s hard for smaller states and cities to complete with the glitzy hotels and luxurious condo projects [that EB-5 brings into cities like]…Beverly Hills, Miami, and New York City.” Meanwhile democratic leader Chuck Schumer, a U.S. Senator, from New York has been an ardent advocate for the EB-5 program.
Unfortunately, EB-5 doesn’t just bring glamour and glitz. In 2013, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission issued an investor alert about fraudulent investment schemes involving the EB-5 visa program. Forbes magazine reported on a “massive eight-year fraudulent scheme” in which a ski resort in Vermont misappropriated more than $350 million of federal government and investor funds through the EB-5 program.
Basically, EB-5 has become a “cash for residency” program. The FBI’s office in Los Angeles is currently involved in dozens of matters involving EB-5 visa fraud schemes, because the program has attracted organized criminal elements from China and other parts of East Asia. Some companies claiming to have ties to the United States have advertised in mainland China that Chinese investors could buy visas by investing funds in EB-5 companies in TEAs in the United States. Kushner Companies, the firm of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law’s family, is currently mired in an investigation of its practices involving the use of EB-5 funds to finance some of its New Jersey and Manhattan development projects.
There are also connections with EB-5 investments to some of the East Coast crime families who have attempted to take advantage of the projects.
Doyal clearly doesn’t care if he saddles Montgomery County with a long-term organized crime problem. He’ll be leaving as Montgomery County Judge on December 31, 2018.