Motel 6 Agrees To Pay HUGE Settlement After Getting Sued For Reporting Illegal Guests To ICE

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According to Fox News:

Motel 6 has reportedly agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit after the chain was accused of sharing Hispanic guests’ personal information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Earlier this year, the chain was sued by former guests who alleged Motel 6 gave their private information to ICE, the Washington Post reported. The lawsuit came after a report by the Phoenix News Times stating at least 20 arrests were made by ICE agents at two Phoenix Motel 6’s between February and August. The motels were located in regions with a high Hispanic population.

As part of the agreement, the motel has agreed to pay up to $5.6 million to patrons who “were placed in immigration-removal proceedings” while paying up to $1 million to guests who were interrogated and up to an additional $1 million to patrons whose information was shared with authorities, court documents stated, according to the Washington Post. The motel will cover the former patrons’ legal fees.

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