On Boyles, Gheen accused "illegal aliens" of "a pattern of criminality," plus "resentment" and "hate ... for Americans"

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William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration, told a caller on the August 15 Peter Boyles Show not to "let any company, or individual, or any group that you even suspect may have illegal aliens working with them ... into your home, or near your family, or anybody you love, or anything you love and care about." As Colorado Media Matters has documented, Gheen has spread misinformation and falsehoods about immigration and immigrants on previous broadcasts of the 630 KHOW-AM show.

During the August 15 broadcast of 630 KHOW-AM's The Peter Boyles Show, guest William Gheen advised a caller not to "let any company, or individual, or any group that you even suspect may have illegal aliens working with them, or around them, or connected with them into your home, or near your family, or anybody you love, or anything you love and care about." He later added that "illegal aliens have shown a pattern of criminality" and that "when you put that on the backdrop of the resentment and the hate that many illegal aliens have for Americans, and ... the jealousy, the anger of what Americans have, and they don't have -- it creates a very unstable situation." Gheen also advised the caller "to be an activist because, otherwise, you're just a 'sheeple' American waiting for the hammer to fall on your head and for it to happen to you. And unfortunately, there are too many Americans out there that don't get involved until after they've paid the price."

During the broadcast, the caller told host Peter Boyles and Gheen about "an incident where a roommate" of his "just basically moved out after not paying his rent" and "stole things out of the home that ... he knew ... were ours." The caller identified the roommate as "a Hispanic gentleman" but never commented on the man's immigration or citizenship status. After the caller complained about the Denver Police Department's investigation into the incident, he said "it's almost like average Americans today are becoming ... prisoners ... in our own states and cities," before asking, "So what do we do?" Gheen, who is president of Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC), told the caller not to let "any group that you even suspect may have illegal aliens working with them, or around them, or connected with them into your home, or near your family, or anybody you love, or anything you love and care about."

Gheen further claimed that "[o]ur email and phone lines are jammed each week with people who hired a subcontractor who brought over what, you know, appeared to be an illegal work force with couldn't speak English, and had some other characteristics or markers indicative of illegal alien presence or whatnot, and they came in and did the work, and then a month later they got robbed. The illegal aliens have shown a pattern of criminality."

As Colorado Media Matters has noted (here and here), Gheen has dispensed misinformation and falsehoods about immigration as a guest on Boyles' show on numerous occasions. Most recently, after falsely attributing the presence of bedbugs in "almost all of our 58 (sic) states" to illegal immigration, Gheen denounced "media watchdog groups" that, in his estimation, "are contributing to this death and destruction that we're facing through illegal immigration." Gheen added that such groups are "gonna need to pay ... for their betrayal of the citizenry."

From the August 15 broadcast of 630 KHOW-AM's The Peter Boyles Show:

CALLER: My personal experience, you know, with, with these things started almost, almost five years ago when I had an incident where a roommate of my brother and ours ran out of the house, just basically moved out after not paying his rent. He had some friends. He was a Hispanic gentleman. You know, my brother had known him from school, and we ended up having our house robbed a month later. Now, it sounds like, OK, well you know, that could have happened as a coincidence, you know, this, that, and this. Well, it was a house of my, my family's house, and so my brother and I rented it. He stole things out of the home that we obviously knew -- he knew that were ours.

BOYLES: But he's, but he's -- but, [caller], he's just a thief.

CALLER: Well, well, well, hold on, hold on. It gets better, though, because, because what this ties into is, the Denver city police department, they come in and -- I mean, this was almost a month after he had moved out -- they stole firearms from our home. OK? They knew, Denver Police Department, they had serial numbers for the firearms and things of that nature. We told them the specifics. Now, they had prints at the house; however, they said that they could not pursue it because he had lived at the residence. OK? We told these gentlemen, we knew who the people that he hung out, who they were. All right? A year and a half later, the firearms turn up in a gang house over here in Southwest, or in Northwest Denver; the shotguns are all hacked to nothing, and they call my brother and they say hey, you know, we found your, we found your firearms. We can't return them to you because they have to be destroyed because they've been altered. So, these are firearms that Denver Police Department, you know -- we, we had a good idea who these people were, and they don't even investigate it. They spent less than five minutes at the home. So when I see this type of stuff happening and it's something that they don't really care about -- they, they know that it could cause, you know, one of their officers to be shot because it's another unregistered firearm on the street. When you see that, it's almost like average Americans today are becoming, we're becoming prisoners in our, in our own states and cities. And so, how do we go about changing that? Because, in Washington, and Colorado, and Oregon, they don't care. Because those people are people who can potentially vote for them. So what do we do?

WILLIAM GHEEN: [Caller, caller], the first thing is, don't let any company, or individual, or any group that you even suspect may have illegal aliens working with them, or around them, or connected with them into your home, or near your family, or anybody you love, or anything you love and care about.

CALLER: I agree.

GHEEN: Our email and phone lines are jammed each week with people who hired a subcontractor who brought over what, you know, appeared to be an illegal work force with couldn't speak English, and had some other characteristics or markers indicative of illegal alien presence or whatnot, and they came in and did the work, and then a month later they got robbed. The illegal aliens have shown a pattern of criminality. They have bypassed the criminal background checks that we attempt, and they come from countries where the murder and other crime rates are sky-high and law enforcement is next to nil.

CALLER: Well --

GHEEN: And so you are putting yourself and your family members and your possessions at risk; and unfortunately, too many people in the country don't understand that, especially our children. Especially young people like Dani Countryman do not understand. And then, when you put that on the backdrop of the resentment and the hate that many illegal aliens have for Americans, and the covetous, the, the covetousness, the jealousy, the anger of what Americans have, and they don't have -- it creates a very unstable situation, and we believe that what you should do is, one, keep yourself safe; and two, be watching around your community, collectivize with others, and be prepared to be an activist because, otherwise, you're just a "sheeple" American waiting for the hammer to fall on your head and for it to happen to you. And unfortunately, there are too many Americans out there that don't get involved until after they've paid the price.

CALLER: Well, you know, gentlemen, I would say, I, I'm a 27-year-old male. I've been married for, for four years; I have my first child on the way. We're having a little daughter and we can't wait to welcome her into the world, and -- I will tell you, when you see these type of things taking place, and I hear this story about Dani Countryman, she's not the only one.

BOYLES: No.

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