MOTEL 6: No Longer Working With ICE

 

The Motel 6 chain is no longer going to leave a light on for ICE. Some of the chain's motels in the Phoenix area were sharing information about their guests with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and ICE reportedly used that information to arrests undocumented immigrants.

Phoenix is about two-and-half hours from the U.S. border with Mexico, so it's a possible stop for those traveling to and from Mexico.

The sharing of the information with ICE was apparently occurring at specific locations in Phoenix, but the corporate office of the Texas-based motel chain is putting a halt to the practice.

In a statement issued Thursday, the company said it will be "issuing a directive to every one of our more than 1,400 locations nationwide, making clear that they are prohibited from voluntarily providing daily guest lists to ICE."  (Phoenix Business Journal)

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