Motel 6 to Pay Millions for Tipping off ICE
MOTEL 6 TO PAY MILLIONS IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT THAT CLAIMED IT GAVE LATINO GUESTS' INFORMATION TO ICE
(CNN) – Motel 6 will pay millions to settle a class action lawsuit that claimed it gave Latino guests’ information to immigration and customs enforcement.
The lawsuit said several guests at two Phoenix, Arizona locations were arrested, after the hotel chain shared their personal information with federal immigration agents.
The claim was filed by a Latino civil rights group, the Mexican American legal defense and educational fund.
Motel 6 agreed to pay as much as 7.6 million to people who were interrogated, placed in immigration-removal proceedings, and whose personal information was given to ICE.
The district court must still approve the settlement agreement.