Motel 6 will pay out $12M after illegally giving guest lists to ICE
“Motel 6′s actions tore families apart and violated the privacy rights of tens of thousands.”
"We send a report every morning to ICE," said an employee.
ICE used the information to target people with Latino-sounding last names, leading to guests across a number of locations being detained and/or deported.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement:
“Motel 6′s actions tore families apart and violated the privacy rights of tens of thousands. Our resolution holds Motel 6 accountable for illegally handing over guests’ private information without a warrant.”
In an email, Motel 6 said that it is committed to enforcing guest privacy, which prohibits the sharing of guest information without a warrant, and that it will improve employee training and corporate oversight.