Major hotel chains pledge not to let ICE use rooms as backup immigration detention facilities

TheHill | 7/12/2019 | Jessica Campisi
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Major hotel chains headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area pledged not to allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to use its hotel rooms as backup detention centers for immigrants targeted in this weekend’s raids.

“Our hotels are not configured to be detention facilities, but to be open to guests and community members as well,” Marriott International wrote in a statement dated Thursday. “While we have no particular insights into whether the U.S. government is considering the use of hotels to aid in the situation at the border, Marriott has made the decision to decline any requests to use our hotels as detention facilities.”

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Choice Hotels, a D.C.-area company that owns 11 hotel chain brands including Quality Inn, echoed Marriott’s statement, saying Thursday that it’s asked its franchised hotels to “only be used for their intended...
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