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Motel 6 Admits Arizona Locations Reported Guests To ICE

Motel 6 admits at least two Arizona locations reported guests to Immigration and Customs Enforcement according to Phoenix News Times. (Photo is courtesy of Motel 6)

Motel 6 admits that at least two Arizona locations reported guests to Immigration and Customs Enforcement according to the Phoenix News Times. Motel 6 claims that these Arizona locations made their calls to ICE without permission of senior management.

A Phoenix New Times review of court records found that between February and August, ICE agents made at least 20 arrests at Motel 6s, showing up roughly every two weeks. (Since many of the documents we reviewed contained only vague details about where ICE encountered an individual, the actual number is likely even higher.)All took place at one of two Motel 6 locations: 4130 North Black Canyon Highway or 1530 North 52nd Drive. Both are in predominantly Latino neighborhoods. New Times was unable to find records indicating that ICE conducted arrests at other local motels during this same time period. The statement of probable cause for Rodriguez-Juarez's case filed with the U.S. District Court is vague, noting briefly that ICE officers were “following a lead.” And Department of Homeland Security records state only that ICE’s Phoenix Mobile Criminal Alien Team Unit had “received information that Rodriguez-Juarez was checked into room #214.”

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