Americans for Legal Immigration

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Americans for Legal Immigration is a national illegal immigration reduction oriented political action committee, often described as an extremist nativist group.[1] It maintains a website which is a compendium of articles on the subject of illegal immigration, exclusive press releases, and activism alerts.

Their site advocates for opposition to illegal immigration by calling, faxing, and sending emails to lawmakers and candidates.[2] Based in North Carolina, its editorial sometimes reflects regional political interests and the group's largest support bases are in California, Texas, and Florida.


The organization's four point platform calls for a "stop and reverse illegal immigration in America" by

  • 1. Securing American borders
  • 2. Cracking down on employers that intentionally hire illegals.
  • 3. Removing supposed incentives and rewards to illegals such as licenses, welfare, and other taxpayer benefits
  • 4. Enforcing existing laws and deporting illegal aliens when convicted of crimes or detected during routine law enforcement activities.

The organization also favors reduction in current legal immigration levels combined with English being declared the official language of America.[3]

William Gheen[edit]

William Gheen is the President and founder of ALIPAC. He manages all operations and serves as the national spokesman for the group. Prior to this role, William worked as a campaign and elections consultant participating in more than 40 campaigns for public office. William Gheen graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science after serving as Senior Class President in 1995. He has also worked for many years for the North Carolina General Assembly as a Legislative Assistant, issue lobbyist, and assistant Sgt-At-Arms. [4]

Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor[edit]

This organization opposed the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court due to her membership in the National Council of La Raza, an organization which seeks to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans in education, employment, economic status, health, investment and civil rights. The group also objected to her comment that "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." [5]

William Gheen, the president of ALI, called Sonia Sotomayor a “brown or Hispanic supremacist”.[6]

Illegal immigration as a form of invasion[edit]

Gheen has used the platform of ALIPAC to spread his view of illegal immigration as a form of invasion. When Judge Susan Bolton ruled against parts of HB 1070, Gheen was angry with Bolton's decision, as well as with the Obama administration.[7]

In an interview with the Tea Party News Network on June 28, 2014, Gheen claimed that many illegal immigrants “may smile at you as they serve you your cheeseburger or peruse across your lawn with a weed eater” but in reality they blame Americans for the genocide of their ancestors and that illegals feel the only way you could balance that perceived debt would be “for you and your whole family to die" and that that Mexican schools teach students to hate America, so those who illegally immigrate to the U.S. show “no type of mercy” to “anyone out there that’s not a flaming socialist, communist or liberal.” [8]


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  2. ^ ALIPAC website
  3. ^ ALIPAC, Website. "ALIPAC About Us". 
  4. ^ ALIPAC, Website. "William Gheen". 
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  7. ^ Harper, Jennifer (28 July 2010). "Inside the Beltway". The Washington Times. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Send Underwear To Obama & Boehner to Stop Amnesty for Illegals" [2], ALIPAC Video, June 29, 2014, Retrieved July 4, 2014

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