Doubling today’s EB-5 dip, Rep. Paula Hawks steps forward with more clarity on the EB-5 visa investment program than any of our incumbents. Unlike her fussy opponent, the Democratic candidate for U.S. House calls for the end of America’s green-card sale:
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 [Rep. Paula Hawks, press release, 2016.08.02].
Rep. Hawks uses her EB-5 attack to amplify the critique she’s leveled on Rep. Noem for abdicating her House Ag seat in favor of a purportedly better seat on House Ways and Means:
It’s interesting to hear Kristi Noem flex about her power on the Ways and Means Committee, but then 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, 2016.08.02].
This is why Kristi Noem is avoiding joint appearances with Paula Hawks: Hawks knows exactly how to explain that Noem’s words make no sense.