No ICE Hotels

Hotels have let ICE use their properties as detention facilities for immigrant kids and families.


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has used a shadow system to detain immigrant children and families. In these hotels, children have been left under the care of unlicensed workers and families cannot track their children to ensure their safety.

To make matters worse, hotels aren't subject to the policies that protect immigrant children in federal custody, leaving the door wide open for abuse and neglect. And this isn’t the first time—in 2019, some hotels came out against this practice but months later, reports revealed that they were continuing to assist ICE to detain children. By working with ICE, these hotels are complicit in the inhumane family separation practices enforced by the Trump administration.

An appellate court recently upheld a ban on ICE's long-term hotel detention system, but the government is still able to use hotels for short term stays and ICE may appeal the decision. Pressure from the private sector is the only way to ensure this practice ends for good.

We’re calling on hotels to:

  • End the silence and answer for their activities.

  • Publicly refuse to assist ICE in detaining children and families.

  • Release a plan to show they are putting words into action and assure customers that this practice will end for good.

Hotels That Have Been Used As ICE Detention Facilities in 2020

Hotel Name Hotel Brand Hotel Group Location Previous Statements
America's Best Value Inn America's Best Value Inn Red Lion Pharr, TX
Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn Best Western Best Western Los Angeles, California November 2019
Best Western Rose Garden Inn & Suites Best Western Best Western McAllen, TX November 2019
Best Western Sonora Inn Suites Best Western Best Western Nogales, AZ November 2019
Comfort Suites Alexandria (AEX) Comfort Suites Comfort Suites Alexandria, LA August 2020
Comfort Suites, Kendall Comfort Suites Comfort Suites Miami, FL August 2020
Econo Lodge, SeaTac Airport North Econo Lodge Choice Hotels Seattle, WA August 2020
Quality Suites, Otay Mesa Quality Suites Choice Hotels San Diego, CA August 2020
Double Tree by Hilton Houston Double Tree Hilton Houston, TX September 2020
Embassy Suites San Antonio NW (SAT) Embassy Suites Hilton San Antonio, TX September 2020
Hampton Inn & Suites Hampton Inn Hilton McAllen, TX September 2020
Hampton Inn & Suites, Airport Hampton Inn Hilton El Paso, TX September 2020
Hampton Inn, Airport North Hampton Inn Hilton Phoenix, AZ September 2020
Homewood Suites San Antonio NW Homewood Suites Hilton San Antonio, TX September 2020
Hyatt Place SAT Airport (SAT) Hyatt Place Hyatt San Antonio, TX July 2019
Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport (PHX) Crowne Plaza IHG/InterContinental Phoenix, AZ July 2019
Holiday Inn Hotel Suites Holiday Inn IHG/InterContinental unknown July 2019
La Copa Inn McAllen La Copa Inn La Copa Inns of America McAllen, TX
Courtyard Airport Marriott (ELP) Courtyard Marriott El Paso, TX July 2019
Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Airport (SAT) Courtyard Marriott San Antonio, TX July 2019
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Antonio Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott San Antonio, TX July 2019
Residence Inn by Marriott San Antonio Residence Inn Marriott San Antonio, TX July 2019
Springhill Suites McAllen Marriott (MFE) Springhill Suites Marriott McAllen, TX July 2019
TownePlace Suites TownePlace Suites Marriott Alexandria, LA July 2019
Aloha Inn Aloha Inn n/a McAllen, TX
Fiesta Inn Fiesta Inn n/a McAllen, TX
Hotel Pharr Plaza Hotel Pharr n/a Pharr, TX
Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport Radisson Hotel Radisson El Paso, TX

Ask hotels to stop working with ICE to detain children and families.

Join us in asking hotels to stop working with ICE to detain children and families and release a plan of action with concrete steps to ensure immigrant children and families will never be held at any of their properties.

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