Mo­tel 6 stops em­ploy­ees from re­port­ing to ICE

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Mo­tel 6 said its em­ploy­ees in

Phoenix will no longer work with U.S. Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment agents fol­low­ing news re­ports that its work­ers were re­port­ing on guests they be­lieved were in the United States il­le­gally.

In a tweet about re­ports first pub­lished in the Phoenix New Times, Mo­tel 6 said Wed­nes­day: “This was im­ple­mented at the lo­cal level with­out the knowl­edge of se­nior man­age­ment. When we be­came aware of it last week, it was dis­con­tin­ued.”

Em­ploy­ees at the Mo­tel 6 at one of the lo­ca­tions — near a stretch of other bud­get mo­tels, dis­count stores and fast food chain restau­rants — re­fused to an­swer ques­tions Thurs­day and re­ferred all queries to cor­po­rate head­quar­ters.

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