Washington State Sues Motel 6 After Guests’ Information Given to ICE


Washington state filed suit against the budget hotel chain Motel 6 on Wednesday, accusing it of violating anti-discrimination and privacy laws by handing over personal information of hotel guests to ICE. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says hotel managers gave the names, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers and license plate numbers of some 9,000 guests to immigration officers, who scrutinized the lists for “Latino-sounding names,” leading to the arrests of at least six people.

The recent lawsuit comes four months after the Phoenix New Times reported Motel 6 managers in Arizona had a similar cooperation agreement with ICE. This is the 2nd time something like this has been reported that this motel is working with law enforcement agencies.