Claim forms open in Motel 6 $12M settlement for sharing guest lists with immigration

The claim forms are now open for people who stayed at one of seven Motel 6 locations in Washington, where staff had given immigration authorities access to guest lists, according to the state attorney general’s office.

At least nine Washington state residents were deported after the hotels provided the information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over two years, according to a press release from Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office.

The $12 million settlement came after the state sued the Motel 6 chain for violations of the Consumer Protection Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination.

The attorney general’s office say there may be up to 100,000 people who stayed at those Motel 6 locations between Feb. 1, 2015 and Sept. 17, 2017, and who could be eligible for compensation. The guests who were questioned, arrested or deported could be eligible for a greater compensation.

The deadline to file a claim is Dec. 31, 2019.

According to a press release from the state attorney general’s office:

Individuals and families can file a claim online, in English or Spanish, at www.WashingtonMotel6Settlement.com.

Claims must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2019. Individuals have the option of submitting the claim form online, through the mail or via the mobile messaging app WhatsApp. More information on the claims process, including alternative ways to submit a claim for restitution and a contact number for questions, is available on the claims administrator’s website.

Affected individuals will receive a letter and claim form in the mail at the address Motel 6 had on file when they stayed at one of the motel locations. The letter contains details of the resolution and how to submit a claim; however, individuals can also fill out online claims forms and do not need the letter or to wait to file a claim.

The amount of restitution a guest receives will vary. Guests whose information Motel 6 shared with ICE, but who suffered no further consequences, are still eligible for compensation. Guests who faced questioning, arrest or deportation will receive more restitution for the serious harms they suffered as a result of Motel 6’s actions.

The locations are:

Motel 6 Everett North (Property No. 37)
10006 Evergreen Way
Everett, Washington 98204

Motel 6 Everett South (Property No. 1331)
224 128th Street SW
Everett, Washington 98204

Motel 6 Seattle South (Property No. 736)
20651 Military Road S.
Seattle, Washington 98198

Motel 6 Seattle Airport (Property No. 1332)
16500 Pacific Highway S.
Seattle, Washington 98188

Motel 6 Seattle Sea-Tac Airport South (Property No. 4690) (“SeaTac Franchise”)
18900 47th Avenue S.
Seattle, Washington 98188

Motel 6 Tacoma South (Property No. 735)
1811 S. 76th Street
Tacoma, Washington 98408

Motel 6 Bellingham (Property No. 44) (Only if you stayed at this motel between January 29, 2017 and March 11, 2017)
3701 Byron Avenue
Bellingham, Washington 98225

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