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Motel 6 to pay $7.6 million for giving guest lists to U.S. immigration
Reuters ^ | November 6, 2018 | by Jonathan Stempel

Posted on 11/06/2018 8:55:06 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Motel 6 will pay up to $7.6 million to Hispanic guests to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming that it violated their privacy by regularly providing guest lists to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) filed the lawsuit after the Phoenix New Times said ICE agents had arrested 20 people over six months at Motel 6s in Arizona, using guest lists to target people by national origin.

“Motel 6 fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and accepts full responsibility for both compensating those who were harmed and taking the necessary steps to ensure that we protect the privacy of our guests,” Motel 6 and MALDEF said in a joint statement.

Terms of the preliminary settlement with eight Hispanic plaintiffs - seven from Arizona and one from Washington state - were disclosed in a Nov. 2 filing with the federal court in Phoenix.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: border; classactionsuit; corporateliberalism; illegalaliens; invasion; motel6; racehustlers; shakedownracket; triallawyers

1 posted on 11/06/2018 8:55:06 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So you can be sued civilly for complying with Federal Law?

Hello, SCOTUS??


2 posted on 11/06/2018 8:57:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
We'll leave the light on for you
and notify ICE.

3 posted on 11/06/2018 8:57:23 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In Europe, usually you have to show your passports (some hotels even will keep your passports until you check out), and the hotel will register your names with the local police.


4 posted on 11/06/2018 8:59:24 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

See something, say something. Pay something!


5 posted on 11/06/2018 9:00:07 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What about giving money to white & black guests too?

There may be legal problems with giving only one group money.


6 posted on 11/06/2018 9:01:47 AM PST by Brian Griffin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

IT’S PUBLIC INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 11/06/2018 9:03:21 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In the old days of my youth, guests had to place their names in a guest register, which had to be made available to law enforcement.


8 posted on 11/06/2018 9:04:07 AM PST by Brian Griffin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What right to privacy for illegal alien invaders?


9 posted on 11/06/2018 9:04:10 AM PST by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Hello, SCOTUS??

Not now. It appears 6 wimped out, probably on advice of counsel???

From the article:
...to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming...

"See something, say something" (and then pay through the nose).

10 posted on 11/06/2018 9:04:17 AM PST by frog in a pot (We will survive as a nation - but only if we bravely and effectively defend the Constitution.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve never seen a Motel 6 that wasn’t run by an Indian national.


11 posted on 11/06/2018 9:05:56 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What bullshit. Law should require the reporting of known illegals and protect those that comply.


12 posted on 11/06/2018 9:14:40 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (Vote Trump - Not Socialism!)
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To: Brian Griffin

“In the old days of my youth, guests had to place their names in a guest register, which had to be made available to law enforcement.”

Ever travel in Europe? Always have to show ID and it is reported. Friend who previously lived in Switzerland had an unpaid speeding ticket (camera based) from just prior to when he moved back to the US went back to visit. A few hours after checking into a hotel, the local police showed up and demanded immediate payment or face arrest.


13 posted on 11/06/2018 9:15:09 AM PST by LibertyOh
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Terms of the preliminary settlement with eight Hispanic plaintiffs - seven from Arizona and one from Washington state - were disclosed in a Nov. 2 filing with the federal court in Phoenix.”

Were they from Arizona and Washington, or were they from another country, and here illegally?

If they are citizens, or here legally, there is a problem.


14 posted on 11/06/2018 9:19:03 AM PST by Blue House Sue
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To: wastedyears

Why do illegals aliens have any rights in this Republic except for a right to a quick deportation?


15 posted on 11/06/2018 9:23:47 AM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: dfwgator

The book Day of the Jackel by forseith I believe detailed that at length.


16 posted on 11/06/2018 9:31:09 AM PST by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hell they should be given an award!


17 posted on 11/06/2018 9:37:11 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Folks, this is how it works:

Motel 6 and other economy hotels are used by work crews from Central America. You can tell by the types of vehicles parked there. A contractor pays for the rooms, and the "crew" goes from job to job, usually being able to return "home" on the weekend (if the family is in fact, in the United States), or they continue to work; depending on what the contractor is running.

E-Verify doesn't work in the general contracting and landscaping businesses because the contractor doesn't report who his crew is.

ID? They use international driver's license, not passports.

18 posted on 11/06/2018 9:51:27 AM PST by Salvavida
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does No-Tell 6 also cover for drug dealers/abusers and prostitutes?


19 posted on 11/06/2018 10:03:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Yo-Yo

how do you know they aren’t US citizens?

many are, you know.


20 posted on 11/06/2018 10:22:18 AM PST by RitchieAprile (magic card, angry bird, secret number)
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