Motel 6 has a discrimination lawsuit on their hands. According to TIME, Washington state’s attorney general is suing the budget hotel chain for disclosing the personal information of thousands of guests with “Latino-sounding” names to federal immigration. We’re talking names, identification numbers, birthdays and license plates of more than 9,000 guests.
The suit alleges that Motel 6 provided the info to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents with the understanding that they would use the data to question residents. They are being accused of violating Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act and its anti-discrimination laws.
This has reportedly been happening since 2015 at six of the chain’s Washington locations. The complaint was filed on Wednesday in Seattle’s state court.
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