Phoenix

The Week (US) - - News 7 -

Ho­tel chain set­tles ICE case: Mo­tel 6 agreed this week to pay $8.9 mil­lion to set­tle a law­suit ac­cus­ing ho­tel em­ploy­ees of pro­vid­ing Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment agents with the pri­vate in­for­ma­tion of Latino guests. The ho­tel agreed to not share guests’ per­sonal in­for­ma­tion with­out a war­rant, sub­poena, or threat of a “sig­nif­i­cant crime.” Last year, the Phoenix New Times re­ported that ICE made at least 20 ar­rests at Mo­tel 6 lo­ca­tions on tips from em­ploy­ees. Ac­cord­ing to the suit brought by eight guests, one plain­tiff was de­tained for over a month af­ter be­ing ar­rested out­side a Mo­tel 6. In the set­tle­ment, Mo­tel 6 will pay up to $5.6 mil­lion to guests placed in im­mi­gra­tion re­moval pro­ceed­ings, up to $1 mil­lion for those in­ter­ro­gated, and up to $1 mil­lion for those whose in­for­ma­tion was shared, as well as plain­tiffs’ le­gal fees.

ICE trap?

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