MOTEL 6 ACCUSED OF SUPPLYING ICE AGENTS WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION OF GUESTS
The Attorney General of Washington State has filed a lawsuit against Motel 6 for allegedly providing Immigration And Customs Enforcement with information on guest staying in their motels.
ABC News (@abcNews) reports, the suit alleges the motel chain’s actions as being unfair, deceptive, and discriminatory. The motel’s actions allegedly happened in at least six Motel 6 locations in Washington between 2015 and 2017, and included the personal information of at least 9,151 guests, according to the suit. The suit also alleges that the practice of giving up guests personal information was not limited to Washington. The suit alleges that the practice took place in Motel 6’s across the Country. Most notably Phoenix and Arizona locations.
On a number of occasions after reviewing the guest list, ICE agents arrested or detained Motel 6 guests.” The lawsuit states. Motel 6 spokeswoman, Raiza Rehkoff released the following statement.
“Motel 6 takes this matter very seriously, and we have and will continue to fully cooperate with the Office Of The State Attorney General.”
The lawsuit states that the guest registry information was provided on an almost daily basis by some motels without the ICE agents having provided any documentation or evidence of reasonable suspicion, probable cause, or a search warrant for the requested guest registry information.