Motel 6 Pays $7.6M to Settle Class Action Over Giving Guest Lists to Immigration Agents

By | November 6, 2018

  • November 6, 2018 at 1:36 pm
    Agency says:
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    I don’t condone having our fellow American citizens who may be Hispanic being part of this, but short of this, I hope the people can help Motel 6 retire this payout because they did us all a service if we were able to crack down on illegal immigration, especially those who have committed crimes.

    • November 6, 2018 at 3:04 pm
      Agent says:
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      So if we caught some illegals and deported them, what is wrong with that? It might have prevented bad things from happening to citizens.

      • November 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm
        rob says:
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        what if your last name was Hispanic in origin and you were a legal US Citizen, but you got harassed just because you happened to be staying at a Motel 6 and someone thought you might be illegal? That wouldn’t upset you?

        • November 6, 2018 at 3:35 pm
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          It may surprise you Rob to know how many Hispanic American citizens are opposed to illegal immigration. Listening to a Texas talk show 2 weekends ago most of the calls were from Hispanic women living in El Paso. Not one of them was in favor of beto and his call for open borders, impeachment of the president, etc. Granted, it was a conservative talk show but he gets calls from libs all the time since he’s based in the hot bed of liberality in this great state.
          I find it interesting that many Hispanic citizens are opposed to illegal immigration.

          • November 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm
            rob says:
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            doesn’t surprise me at all, Perp. I’m opposed to illegal immigration as well. However, if I was Hispanic and a legal US Citizen, I would personally be sick of being presumed illegal everywhere I went.

            Have you ever stayed at a hotel and been accused of being an illegal immigrant, just because of your ethnicity? I haven’t.

        • November 7, 2018 at 11:57 am
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          Legal Hispanics have nothing to fear. Illegals should have a lot to fear. We don’t want them here unless they do it the right way. Too many bad things are happening and too many American citizens have been victims of rape, murder and other serious crimes.

          • November 7, 2018 at 1:22 pm
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            so what about the 11 million+ that are already here? Do you deport every single one? What about the ones who were brought here as infants and this is literally the only country they know? Do you send them back?

            Why not make it so those who are here (and have NO CRIMINAL RECORD) have the option to stay if they pay a hefty fine, pay taxes for x amount of years, or possibly serve in the military or other related capacity for x amount of years? Those who have a criminal record are deported, those with a violent criminal record are imprisoned for 10 years and THEN deported.

            Meanwhile, you work on making e-verification mandatory for all employers, fining those caught hiring anyone illegal. Also, you streamline the immigration process to make it more efficient.

          • November 7, 2018 at 2:13 pm
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            Let’s jail the owners who hire the illegals. End of illegal immigration and we don’t need some stupid, ineffective wall.

          • November 7, 2018 at 3:13 pm
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            More criminals are US citizens then actual illegals. Most are here from overstayed visas. Also they contribute to the GDP by offering Americans lower priced grocery goods and clothing. If all illegals were to be out the average price of goods would rise in the US by between 10 and 15% which would be too much for most middle and lower class Americans to sustain their lifestyle they currently have.

          • November 9, 2018 at 1:43 pm
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            And of course all those rapes, murders, and serious crimes are committed by illegal aliens, right? People forget that crimes are also committed by US citizens.

  • November 6, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    Perplexed says:
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    “The terms were announced shortly before the U.S. midterm elections, in which President Donald Trump has made immigration a central issue.”
    Trump didn’t make immigration a central issue. Americans elected him to address ILLEGAL immigration. He isn’t making immigration an issue.

  • November 6, 2018 at 2:34 pm
    Juan Garcia says:
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    So I stay at Motel 6, and cops come for me, how do I get my $7500?
    Only in America do criminals get class action awards for breaking the law and getting caught.
    I understand the privacy issue and believe that Motel 6 should be dealt a severe penalty and the employees involved should be terminated. but awarding the criminals with thousands of dollars is insane.

  • November 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm
    J.S. says:
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    I am amused by all the comments here supporting Motel 6. They, along with ICE, clearly violated the 4th constitutional amendment (illegal search and seizure) and you’re all for it. Apparently, only the 2nd Amendment to the constitution means anything to you

  • November 7, 2018 at 2:13 pm
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    Fun Game: whenever you run into someone who says they are opposed to Trump’s wall, ask them what they would do to secure the border.

    Usual response: No idea. (Because CNN and Nancy Pelosi have no idea.)

    The crazy, far left wants Open Borders. So every other lefty stays silent on the issue.

    NO WALL! TOO EXPENSIVE! RACISM!

    • November 7, 2018 at 2:24 pm
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      so what about the 11+ million who are already here, have been for years, and haven’t been in any trouble? Do you deport all of them? How about the ones that were brought here as kids who literally know no other country?

      What about all the ones actually NOT from Mexico / Central / South America, but are here from other countries on expired visas? How would building a wall keep them out?

      What about all the rights of the property owners along the border who don’t WANT a big wall going through their land?

      It’s not as simple as just building a wall. The entire immigration process needs to be overhauled.

      • November 7, 2018 at 2:33 pm
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        Simple: majority of Americans want border security. majority of Americans want to allow the 22 million (per Yale recently) to stay in America.

        Make them legal residents, their kids citizens. Build the wall. Most Americans would agree to that deal. In fact, that is what Trump offered the Dems.

        Never going to happen. Libs. want immigration as an ongoing issue to play up the “racism” game for elections.

        • November 7, 2018 at 3:48 pm
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          You’re wrong, Reagan called for the open border. Pretty sure he was a Republican:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUXXw6xr4gI

          • November 7, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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            I think it was Lincoln first . . .

          • November 8, 2018 at 4:34 pm
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            Polls show that 76% of Americans think Open Borders is nuts. Pew did a survey around the world. They estimate that if we had open borders that somewhere between 50 an 150 million people would try to move here.

            The chaos would be mind-blowing and most Americans get it. But the Left no longer believes in democracy, honoring the will of the majority. Instead, we get screams of “racism” whenever anyone says they would like the “undocumented” to get in line and become citizens the legal way. And the Left offers no compromise at all.

          • November 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm
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            I haven’t heard of anyone advocating a truly open border to either the north or the south. It’s just your fear soundbite you parrot from the conservative outlets you watch and listen to. Which is why you employ words such as ‘nuts’, ‘chaos’, ‘screams’, and ‘no compromise’. Fear has no place here, sir. Thank you for your lies and misinformation again, Craig.

      • November 12, 2018 at 11:20 am
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        Yes, deport them all. Let them apply for citizenship. Do you know of any property owners that are opposed to the wall? Have you not heard from the large ranches on the border that have to be armed to go about their daily chores?

  • November 7, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    T Reyes says:
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    @ Juan Garcia. Well said. Motel 6 should be punished but the criminals should not be rewarded! My husband is Hispanic and I did all his paperwork and we were separated for 8 months and 9 days while he waited on immigration to make their decision. It was difficult and expensive but we did the right thing and everybody should have to stand in line like we did. I know what it is like in Mexico and probably worst in other countries but American Citizens should not have to suffer or pay the price.

  • November 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm
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    Captain Coconut: Name a recent Democrat proposal for securing the border. Quick! I’ll even give you anyone on CNN as a Democrat. We got 22 million illegals, oops, people without papers in the US. How many more before your team finds a solution? GO!

    • November 8, 2018 at 10:06 pm
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      And, regarding my “team”, we Independents agree with Mr. Hartmann and Bernie Sanders on this one. Stop the employer, stop the flow of illegal immigration. But, if we do that, who is Tramp going to hire to take care of Mar-a-Lago?

      • November 9, 2018 at 11:36 am
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        Right! E-verify for every employer! Which has been the conservative position for about eternity. Who has been against it? Dems. who get money from Big Corp.

        But then what happens at the border? People will still come here illegally to work for Feinstein and Pelosi as maids and gardeners and E-verify can’t track that.

        Hello? Any REAL solution? (Answer: nope. Need more Democratic voters now that we chased away the working class, which used to be our base . . .)

        • November 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm
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          People can either believe your lies or read the below linked article. Thanks for trying out, Craig. Maybe next year will be the year!

          • November 9, 2018 at 2:31 pm
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            The below-linked article says NOTHING about securing the border. And e-verify won’t work unless big government tracks down every employee at every employer. Which ain’t going to happen at the local taco shop or Pelosi’s back yard. So without border security, millions more move in illegally.

            Thanks for trying out.

          • November 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm
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            If there isn’t a reason for them to come here, they won’t illegally cross. Jail the employers who hire illegals, stop the flow of illegal immigration. Because, as soon as owners start going to jail, they’ll stop hiring the undocumented. Checkmate.

  • November 8, 2018 at 10:03 pm
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    Craigy McFearface,
    Do you consider Thom Hartmann to be a Democrat? He certainly isn’t a conservative and most definitely identifies with the Democratic Party:

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2006/07/05/reclaiming-issues-its-illegal-employer-problem

    I don’t watch CNN, so besides Anderson Cooper who everyone knows, I can’t chase you down that rabbit hole. I give you Thom, a voice of reason and actual solutions.

  • November 9, 2018 at 6:14 pm
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    I challenge Captain Ad Hominem to show a Democrat’s proposal for securing the border. He produces a screed about E-verify, which of course does not secure the border (and which liberals won’t enforce anyway).

    Captain A H then says “if the jobs aint here, they won’t come.” This is of course the funniest line about immigration. Reasons to come without a job: birthright citizenship. Anchor babies. Free health care. Free schooling. Under the table employment.

    And then C A H throws his hands up in victory! (Kind of embarrassing.)

  • November 9, 2018 at 8:10 pm
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    Craig I know where you reside everything is either red or blue and liberals are responsible for all evil but here on earth the truth is quite different. On immigration there is both a lot of common ground and a lot of shared failure. Both parties have failed to pass reforms when in control. By the way, Obama had a stronger border enforcement record than Bush. Some of the bipartisan failure is because of people on the extremes and their irresponsible rhetoric. I also suspect many politicians in both parties like keeping the issue alive to raise money and demagogue about. Some have no real interest in solving it so they keep moving the goal posts. However there have in fact been numerous bipartisan good faith efforts that fell short. Dems and Reps have together proposed, supported and voted for immigration measures and border security over the years. Dems don’t support building a wall but other than that there is a lot of common ground. You asked for some Dem proposals:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/us/politics/fast-check-donald-trump-democrats-open-borders.html

    • November 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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      It’s so tiresome to play with lefties. Did you even read the article? The ONLY proposal since 2013 that was mentioned in the article was Schumer’s vague “additional security”. Cost? $40 billion! That’s right, $15 billion more than what Trump wanted for the wall. In other words, Schumer made it a phony non-starter from the get go. Please. Try to be honest. We need it more than ever.

      The other vague proposals were from 2013 and 2006. Who was President then? Not Trump. And so why didn’t they get passed in say, 2009, when the Democrats controlled the House, Senate and White House?

      Please. Polls show a very large percentage of Democrats want open borders, perhaps 40%. And this is a new – and growing – phenomenon. You can go back in time all you want. Today is all we got. And today, there is NO proposal for real border security from the left.

      • November 12, 2018 at 9:02 am
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        Craig,
        It should be noted, the Democratic Party controlled the House, Senate, and Oval for 73 days. It is a great conservative talking point, but really that control didn’t last all that long. Once the Rs took control, they said their #1 goal was to make President Obama a one-term President. This is why many bills and ideas didn’t make it to fruition.

        • November 12, 2018 at 1:59 pm
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          Captain Empty Hat sure is boring: everything is My Side vs. Your Side.

          Try again Mr. Interesting: you said there was a proposal from Dems. to secure the border since Trump was elected. Where is it?

          • November 12, 2018 at 3:33 pm
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            Craig Cornell sure suffers from amnesia often. Pot smokers have better short term memory. For the last flipping time, I don’t have a “team”. I am a registered Independent. You and Agent can’t seem to understand that fact. I presented a solution to the illegal immigration problem. Fix that and you don’t have to waste money on beefing up security at the border. But, since it’s all about that to you and not a real solution to the problem, why not use drones? How about dig a big moat then fill it with sharks with freaking laser beams on their heads?

          • November 14, 2018 at 5:28 pm
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            Craig,

            Did you not just post today about how you only start calling people names after you were attacked? cap did not attack you in the post you responded to, yet you called him captain empty hat. Also cap (correct me if I am wrong cap) is not even a democrat. Also not every democrat is a liberal, and not every republican is a conservative. There are gray areas Craig, but putting everyone in those hats is only attempting to sow more discord then what we have in the US currently.

            Stop being so hypocritical if you would like to be taken more seriously (and learn how to find statically significant studies).

  • November 10, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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    Yes I read it; did you? Take off your red glasses:

    Thirty Democrats in the House have sponsored a bipartisan immigration bill this year that gives the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers a pathway to citizenship. It also enhances technology used to monitor the border, and provides $110 million in grants annually for collaboration between local law enforcement and Border Patrol agents.

    All 193 Democrats in the House and 23 moderate Republicans have signed a “discharge” petition to force a vote on that bill and other immigration proposals.

    In the Senate, all but one Democrat voted for similar immigration legislation sponsored by Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware.

    • November 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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      $110 MILLION! WOW! Schumer said $40 billion. Now we think $110 million would do the trick. Well, not we. Nobody, in fact.

      So tell me again: where is the proposal to secure the border. The REAL proposal



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