Arizona Hispanic Leaders Demand Investigation Into Motel 6 Chains

Published: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:02am
Updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:22am
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The Motel 6 at 4130 N. Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix was one of the locations where there were ICE arrests, according to the Phoenix New Times.

Arizona’s Hispanic leaders want state Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate claims that Motel 6 employees were turning in guests to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Immigration attorneys in the valley said at least two Motel 6 locations called ICE when a suspected illegal immigrant checked into the motels.

The motel’s corporate headquarters said it did not know the local motels were sharing information with law enforcement and issued a directive to all 1,400 locations to stop.

Arizona State Representative Tony Navarrete said it’s not enough and the attorney general’s office should investigate.

“There needs to be a clear investigation,” Navarrete said. “Whether they’re backing away from it now, does not solve that there were families impacted.”

The Phoenix New Times reported at least 20 people were picked up by ICE between February and August this year at the two locations, which are in predominantly Hispanic communities.

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