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.
A Worsening Crisis: New Report on ICE’s Failed COVID Response
This report from Accountable.US seeks to shine a light on the pandemic as experienced in ICE detention facilities, bringing together research on the failures of ICE and its private detention center operators to put in place measures to slow the spread of COVID and protect the men, women and children in its care, as well as their employees.