Washington State Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the motel 6 hotel chain, claiming that some of their locations turned their guest lists to federal immigration officials. Allegedly, four Motel 6 hotels provided immigration officials the private information of over 9,000 guests. In the lawsuit, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says that ICE agents used the lists to look for ‘Latino-sounding’ names that they then targeted those guests, searching for illegal aliens, which amounts to racial profiling.
Motel 6 says they cooperate fully with the state attorney general, per a September directive that was sent out by G6 Hospitality, the parent company that owns Motel 6.
(Washington Post) – The hotel chain Motel 6 routinely gave federal immigration agents guest lists with personal information that it used to make arrests, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by Washington’s attorney general.
At least six Motel 6 locations in the state provided the information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents — some on a near-daily basis — without any reasonable suspicion, probable cause or search warrants, the lawsuit charges. Agents would then single out guests by their national identity, at times circling “Latino-sounding” names on the list, according to the court complaint.
At least six guests were detained at or near the motels in the state of Washington as a result of the practice, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement. Four Motel 6 locations in Washington were responsible for turning over the information of more than 9,000 guests, the lawsuit alleged, a number Ferguson’s office said it expected to increase significantly as information emerged through the lawsuit.
Frankly, Motel 6 should have also given ICE agents the list of their employees, as many illegal aliens work as part of hotel housekeeping staff. ICE agents should also be collecting lists of employees in many restaurants, warehouses and construction companies and if illegals are found to be working for them, then the employers need to be charged with crimes for hiring illegals. If employers stop hiring illegals, many will no longer come to the US.