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Rights Group: Mexican American and Motel

rights group: It also alleges that Motel 6 provided such information without requiring authorities to get a warrant or without having a reasonable suspicion that crimes were being committed, according to The Chronicle Herald. We are seeking to deter any law enforcement operation of this sort, said Thomas Saenz, president of the civil rights group. The lawsuit by the Mexican American Legal Defence and Educational Fund said Motel 6 had a corporate policy or practice of giving Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents information that guests provided at check-in. Motel 6 declined to comment on the lawsuit but said in a statement that it takes guests' privacy seriously. In a tweet at the time, Motel 6 said This was implemented at the local level without the knowledge of senior management. The national budget motel chain said in September that its Phoenix employees will no longer work with immigration authorities after the Phoenix New Times newspaper reported that workers were providing guests' names to agents who later arrested 20 people on immigration charges. ( As reported in the news.