Mark Lane is hosting a family of undocumented immigrants from Guatemala who recently came over the U.S. border.
The San Diego businessman went through the non-profit organization Border Angels to host an immigrant mom, her two teen boys and 23-year-old daughter (video below).
“They’re people and they’re people who have suffered incredibly,” Lane told Fox 5.
The family reportedly fled their home country because gangs threatened to kill the teen boys. The daughter was raped multiple times during their trip to the U.S., and the family had everything stolen while riding on top of a train.
“Every time I pick up the phone, I don’t know if it’s a customer or if it’s someone to tell me how big of an A-hole I am, or I’m going to kill you and kill your family,” added Lane.
One threat on Facebook read: “Mark Lane needs a serious beating in front of his customers.”
"When [the immigrant family] came to our house, they were scared," Lane told 10 News. "We had two extra rooms, but they didn't want to be separated so they all piled into one room."
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"Now, we're getting death threats," stated Lane. "They're going to kill me. They're going to kill my family."
"They think it's okay for them to now threaten my life," added Lane. "They put my kids and my wife's picture on their hate sites, not even the mafia does that."
Lane says he's not going to back down from the threats,
"I'm not going to stop helping families," stated Lane. "When this family leaves, the next family that comes through immigration, our house is open."
Lane says his business has increased thanks to a backlash against the immigrant haters who called for a boycott of his company.