Let EB-5 Expire
Sioux Falls, SD -August 2, 2016 – U.S. House candidate Paula Hawks weighed into the ongoing EB-5 scandal after Nick Colucci, head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Immigrant Investor Program Office publicly criticized the administration of South Dakota’s EB-5 VISA program.
“It’s interesting to hear Kristi Noem flex about her power on the Ways and Means Committee, but than consistently watch her fail South Dakota over and over again on issues like EB-5 reform. Her words don’t match her actions when it comes to reducing government waste and increasing oversight,” Hawks said.
Hawks, a champion for good-government measures in the state legislature, proposed establishing an ethics commission last session. Hawks’ opponent Kristi Noem flip-flopped earlier in December 2015 voting to extend the EB-5 VISA program without reform after promising not to do so.
Hawks concluded, “We only know of one reform that will work. Let the program expire September 30th so we stop wasting taxpayer money on its administration and on lawsuits over the fraudulent activity connected to this program. A program that sells American citizenship to the highest bidder and that has drug South Dakota’s good reputation through the mud should not be allowed to continue, period.”
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