Motel 6 employees in Phoenix are voluntarily notifying Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of undocumented persons who stay at their locations, according to the Phoenix New Times.
The explosive report also found that ICE has arrested at least 20 persons at two Motel 6 locations in the Arizona capital over the past 8 months.
In one instance, a 33-year-old man was detained by ICE a mere six hours after checking into a room.
While corporate has not returned calls on the matter, Motel 6 employees gave The New Times an unequivocal answer.
“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,” one clerk told the Phoenix New Times.
People who work at Motel 6 straight up told us that they send their guest list over to ICE. Insane. https://t.co/IyrN9vYc0k
— Antonia Noori Farzan (@antoniafarzan) September 13, 2017
An immigration attorney told the Phoenix-based newspaper that ICE is paying front-desk clerks up to $200 for each undocumented person reported to them.