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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:01 PM

Motel 6 hotel chain to settle lawsuit over sharing guest lists with ICE

Source: Reuters

BUSINESS NEWS JUNE 29, 2019 / 6:18 PM / UPDATED 16 MINUTES AGO

Motel 6 hotel chain to settle lawsuit over sharing guest lists with ICE

Dan Whitcomb
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(Reuters) - Motel 6 has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims the budget chain routinely provided guest lists from properties in Arizona to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, court documents showed on Saturday.

The proposed settlement, outlined in court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Arizona, calls for Motel 6 to abide by a three-year consent degree to not give guest information to federal immigration authorities without a warrant or subpoena and to provide training on the issue to workers.

Representatives for Motel 6 could not be reached for comment by Reuters on Saturday. The court papers say that the motel chain denies wrongdoing or liability and that it does not have any discriminatory or unconstitutional policies.

Immigration has become an incendiary issue in U.S. politics amid a surge of immigrants seeking to enter the country illegally and moves by President Donald Trump to step up deportations and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-immigration-motel6/motel-6-hotel-chain-to-settle-lawsuit-over-sharing-guest-lists-with-ice-idUSKCN1TU0ZI

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:37 PM

1. The money should go directly into a fund to help undocumented people.

Or for kids in cages.

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:35 PM

2. How much is going to lawyers?

Is this like the class action suits where the damaged parties get a check for peanuts, and some law firm makes millions? And the prices for every future customer of that business go up?

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