After a new report revealed Motel 6 staffers were reporting guests who appeared to be undocumented immigrants, Phoenix employees have since stopped working with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Director of public relations and marketing for the motel chain’s parent company, G6 Hospitality, Raiza Rehkoff says the staff working with ICE was doing so without the approval of upper management.
“Regarding recent media story on Phoenix-area location, this was implemented at the local level without the knowledge of senior management. When we became aware of it last week, it was discontinued. We are currently investigating and will provide more information shortly.”
The Phoenix Times released a report that shows ICE agents have arrested at least 20 people who were staying at two locations in the city.
At both locations, employees admitted to the paper they were sharing customers’ personal information with ICE regularly.
“We send a report every morning to ICE — all the names of everybody that comes in. Every morning at about 5 o’clock, we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE.”