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Outrage after Motel 6 turns over guest lists to immigration

Motel 6 (Image source: Twitter/@Motel6)

The budget motel chain Motel 6 has recently become part of the debate over illegal immigration because of its policies. According to media outlet The Washington Post, employees at two locations in Phoenix, Arizona have been sending guest information directly to Immigration and Custom Enforcements on a daily basis.

The hotels are located in a heavy Latino area and because of the reports to immigration at least 20 hotel guests have been arrested for immigration violations from February thru August. The actual number of arrests may, in fact, be higher because of a lack of reliable court records in the city. Employees at the two locations in Phoenix stated to media, “We send a report every morning to ICE — all the names of everybody that comes in. Every morning at about 5 o’clock, we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE.”

The hotels in question are owned by the corporations and are not franchises, which has caused outrage and embarrassment. Motel 6 responded in a statement, which says in part, “This was implemented at the local level without the knowledge of senior management. When we became aware of it last week, it was discontinued.”

The company went on to state that it has given instructions to its 1,400 locations across the United States that employees are now prohibited from voluntarily giving daily guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The company’s Twitter page was filled with comments from users who expressed disgust at Motel 6 for its actions and many have posted that they will no longer stay at the motel chain.


  1. rjr ramos on September 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Why Outrage? Is the Media and the Left going to now make people feel guilty for letting officials and law enforcement know of possible law breaking? Is there a line to draw? Hum! So we will turn in our neighbor if we suspect he is possibly building bombs in his garage but will draw a line on anything less? How do we know if someone will cross our border illegally that maybe he also is a terrorist. After all we don’t know him either. If they call this profiling on an illegal. Especially when he shows Identification from Mexico. Why wouldn’t that be the same (Profiling) for that Muslim possibly building bombs. I am confused. I guess we need a manual on this. Another case of only obey the laws you like. Obama Legacy!!!!!!!!

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    whats the outrage? we all want mexican out of this country so jobs can return , motel six does not want to be liable if immigration finds out they are knowingly harboring illegals they get in trouble motel 6 is cheap so of course they will go there , if i was mexican and illegal i would just go home . they have stopped all the mexican transportation buses from transporting them to the border now . so what can they do? but hide ., its like trying to find roaches. they run they hide and they and they feel intitled to own something ., we have a law to abide by in this country we cant let mexican have all this freedom knowing they are illegally bought here

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