Immigration

Fallout From Motel 6 Leaving the Light on for ICE

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Courtesy of Jorge Aranda
Jorge Aranda is fighting to stay in the United States with his son, Jorge Jr.
Two Motel 6 locations in Phoenix were providing daily guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, before Phoenix New Times revealed the practice in September. For at least 20 undocumented guests who were arrested at the motels, their lives have been upended. And for immigration attorneys and Arizona lawmakers, the Motel 6-ICE coordination raised unsettling questions about privacy and the future of immigration enforcement. In this week's feature story, New Times uncovers the fallout from Motel 6 leaving the light on for ICE.