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(Think Progress)   Arizona Motel 6 makes it really easy for guests to get ice   ( thinkprogress.org) divider line
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2017-09-13 08:08:59 PM  
56 votes:
I'm Tom Bodett for Motel 6, We'll lead the ICE on to you.
2017-09-13 10:41:55 PM  
15 votes:
"We'll leave the white on for you. ...LIGHT! We meant light."
2017-09-13 10:10:30 PM  
14 votes:
Motel 86'd
2017-09-13 08:47:50 PM  
12 votes:
Somebody's gonna have a bad Yelp rating.
2017-09-13 10:06:11 PM  
7 votes:
"We'll leave the light on for you. And lock the door from the outside."
2017-09-13 09:40:18 PM  
6 votes:
I feel horrible for laughing at that, subby.

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2017-09-13 10:20:43 PM  
4 votes:
"It's Motel Six, not Motel Seis, Manuel!"
2017-09-13 08:59:51 PM  
4 votes:

BumpInTheNight: EvilEgg: BumpInTheNight: Sounds like a great way to lose business.  Keep making america great again, you assholes.

You lose not only the undocumented, you will lose others that care about the issue.

That is exactly the point I was looking to drive home.  Personally I have a "Not the US" as a travel criteria for a couple years,  this would further let me pinpoint places I'd refuse to patron.


I hope you don't mind me asking:

Where in Canada would you recommend I go for some sort of authentic experience?

I've been to Toronto. It seemed extremely sterile. Too clean. Like a subarctic version of the city from The Matrix (I know Toronto isn't actually in a subarctic zone, but it was March, and I'm from Virginia.).
2017-09-13 10:22:08 PM  
3 votes:
you can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave.

etc
2017-09-14 12:37:29 AM  
2 votes:
Go have a Mexican name somewhere else?

"Welcome sir, and thank you for choosing Motel 6. May I have your name please?"
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"My name? Oh, sí, sí. My name. My name is Jeremy. Jeremy Rosevelt McCutcheon. Sí, that is my name."
2017-09-13 11:45:23 PM  
2 votes:

Walker: Snitches get stitches bedbugs.


/FTFY
2017-09-13 11:25:41 PM  
2 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: "It's Motel Six, not Motel Seis, Manuel!"


More like Motel Seize
2017-09-13 11:08:27 PM  
2 votes:
Would you like your ice cubed or vanilla?
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or in traditional Mr Cool flavor
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2017-09-13 10:23:25 PM  
2 votes:
доносчик.
2017-09-14 07:39:18 AM  
1 vote:
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2017-09-14 03:09:05 AM  
1 vote:

Confabulat: fnordfocus: So US hotels don't generally record ID info beyond verifying that your name matches your credit card and the reservation.

How the fark is ICE going to screen everyone and verify their immigration status based on that?

Or is anyone named José Garcia going to get a late night visit, even if they're just a tourist or a citizen?

Exactly why I call bullshiat on this. I've worked the overnight shift in hotels in Florida for years, and first off, we'd never bother even matching the name with the credit card. If the card worked, you could be Mickey Mouse as far as we cared. I expect that's not unusual business practice, especially since many people check in under other people's card numbers (weddings, get-togethers, etc.) It's not the habit of hotels to track people down, and Motel 6 least of all.

So yeah, people get arrested more at Motel 6 cause Motel 6 is all that many illegal immigrants can afford. Doesn't mean they're turning over names to the Government every night though.


...except that they said they were.
2017-09-14 03:02:52 AM  
1 vote:

GDubDub: Back in 2005, I lived in San Diego.  My wife and I were splitting and I checked into a former Best Western that went privately owned right off the 5 on Oceanside Blvd so I could do some community service at the welfare dept.

Little did I know, I also has a contempt of court warrant.  First morning, I wake to pounding on my door.  I look through the peep hole but its blocked.  I opened the door and let in 2 undercover officers who were there to arrest me.

I asked how the hell they even knew I was there, they said that there's a lot of crime at that hotel and they send the guest list to the cops daily.

That was a shiatty way to spend a day.


Who the fark opens a door when a thumb covers the peep hole?
2017-09-14 02:39:36 AM  
1 vote:
I used to stay at Motel 6 all the time, and stopped when their quality went in the crapper and started to swirl. I'd sleep in my car before I stayed in that one around Charleston again -- the room smelled weird ... AC unit didn't work, probably because they'd jammed two beds into a room built for one and partly mashed it ... there were a few other things ... but the last straw was the shower, which drizzled lukewarm water at me the next morning. I'm not very picky about motels (though I could do without the weird smells), but the one thing I do want is a scalding-hot shower to mostly wake me up in the morning. Not a lukewarm drizzle. When I mentioned this to the desk clerk at checkout, she said "oh, yeah, it's always that way in those units."

I did stay in one in Maine when my aunt was in the hospital because it was cheap-ish, but this is the last straw. Clean, comfortable, cheap rooms have become not-so-clean, questionable, middle-priced rooms, and knowing that the company considers themselves a front-end for ICE just tears it. Any company that thinks it's good business to try to get their guests arrested is one I don't want to do business with -- and no, I've never gotten so much as a traffic ticket; it's not that I'm worried they'll target me.
2017-09-14 02:24:04 AM  
1 vote:

KingBiefWhistle: Oh god dammit. They've been pretty decent since their remodel a few years ago. Guess I need to find a new hotel to crash at.


You can give this place a try if you ever pass through Tucson.
2017-09-14 01:40:17 AM  
1 vote:
I worked for San Jose Airport location for Motel 6, (CA btw) back in 2000, and each night the police would stop by and request a printout of the guests, they would scan the list in front of me and circle names and then run them.. of course I didn't approve of this, but it was my job and I had to do it, but I think it has gotten worse over the years.. glad I no longer work for them, nor would I ever stay there.
2017-09-14 12:28:13 AM  
1 vote:

spongeboob: Aren't most Motels owned by immigrants these days.
Patels in particular.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/1999/07/04/magazine/a-patel-motel-cartel.ht​ml

And aren't at least some of them Trump fans
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/05/business/trump-organization-amer​ican-idea-hotel-chain.html

IDK maybe they are pissed that they can't bring the rest of their family over and these Mexicans sneak over.


Every hotel I ever did work for was owned by a Patel. Gas stations too. Something we learned early on is that we had to pad our contract prices with extra money so we could take it back off for Indians. Most people we dealt with we'd say "this is our lowest price." And it was. Enough to get a fair profit, but not worth the job to go much lower. But Indians don't play that way. We would bid a job and the owner would say "No, you need to take off 200 bucks." We'd explain he was already getting the best deal we had. Nope. If you don't take off money, they will NOT do business with you. So for Indians we would add 500 bucks so we could take off 400 and make them happy.
Once my dad was talking to a gas station owner about a 16 camera DVR system for his truck stop. It was one of our first jobs and we bid bare bottom to get our foot in the door. Guy was determined to get 100 bucks off. My dad notices a picture of a Ferrari on his desk and asks about it. The guy says "oh, I am flying to Italy next month to buy that." My dad looks at him for a second and say "You are flying to Italy. To buy a Ferrari. And you are busting my balls over 100 bucks?"

Indians just simply do not deal with set prices.
2017-09-14 12:18:22 AM  
1 vote:

WelldeadLink: Old Smokie: Makes you wonder what Motel 6 thought they had to gain -- or lose.  And whether they're the only one.  I think we're not getting the full story here.

They get criminals with warrants removed before they cause more trouble, so fewer people complain about the ruckus caused by them.


Fair enough.  I couldn't tell if warrant meant they had done something or were just illegal.  I've lived around illegals, and it seemed like they kept their heads down, especially compared to the trash that lived next to us.  Of course those guys had jobs and weren't living at Motel 6.
2017-09-14 12:07:19 AM  
1 vote:

Old Smokie: Makes you wonder what Motel 6 thought they had to gain -- or lose.  And whether they're the only one.  I think we're not getting the full story here.


They get criminals with warrants removed before they cause more trouble, so fewer people complain about the ruckus caused by them.
2017-09-14 12:00:28 AM  
1 vote:
Who the hell cleans the rooms?

/Yes I know
//Going to hell
///Welcome to Fark
2017-09-13 11:35:04 PM  
1 vote:
Fark Motel 6. Those bastards don't want your farking business. I'll never stay with them again.

My family stayed at one in Billing, MT, several years ago, and we were told that we should have gone somewhere else, because there were "too many" people in our group.

"Had we known there were five people in your group, we wouldn't have accepted your reservation."

Gee...if only they had been notified NO LESS THAN THREE TIMES about the size of our party...once when I made the reservation online, once when we were ALL STANDING in the lobby paying for our room, and once when we came down to complain about the toilet being backed up. But, yeah..."if they had known..."

What was really stupid about that was the fact that my family had stayed at that particular Motel 6 just a few years prior without a problem.

Assholes.
2017-09-13 11:20:22 PM  
1 vote:
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2017-09-13 11:13:25 PM  
1 vote:
"In one case, for example, a statement of probable cause indicated that ICE's Mobile Criminal Alien Unit was "following a lead" when they "encountered" one of Maldonado's clients, but the fact that they had his exact room number when he was only staying there one night "was too much of a coincidence." Maldonado believes ICE compares the guest lists with warrant lists to find individuals who are undocumented."

So this lawyer's stance is "My client is here illegally, and had a warrant out for his arrest, but it was too easy for ICE to find him"?
2017-09-13 11:12:37 PM  
1 vote:

mudpants: Would you like your ice cubed or vanilla?
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2017-09-13 10:16:47 PM  
1 vote:
During the Obama, or even the Bush Administration, when an immigrant had to bend over backwards, and practically join MS19 and be suspected of a couple of murders, to get an ICE warrant, this wouldn't bother me as much.  It would still be creepy, but it would at least be understandable.  Now that we are going after former J1s who overstayed their visas, because they thought they were going to eventually get married to their American boyfriend who was just using them, and guys who have been here most of their life, and can't even remember living in another country, who have jobs and careers and never been in trouble with the law, now that we are going after those people, and seeing them as threats to America (all while Russian attorneys who try to influence our elections are seen as nice guys), it is disgusting on a level that can not be described.  Illegal immigration is a minor paperwork crime, in most cases.  It should be handled with a small fine, if appropriate, with the perpetrator given the chance to fix their status and stay in the country, provided they keep their nose clean, pay taxes, and don't commit acts of espionage against America.  I would rather keep the illegals, and deport most of Trump's supporters.
2017-09-13 10:09:20 PM  
1 vote:
Oh god dammit. They've been pretty decent since their remodel a few years ago. Guess I need to find a new hotel to crash at.
2017-09-13 10:05:49 PM  
1 vote:
No more Motel 6 for me. Screw that.
2017-09-13 09:36:29 PM  
1 vote:
Snitches get stitches.
2017-09-13 09:04:19 PM  
1 vote:

Sid_6.7: I hope you don't mind me asking:

Where in Canada would you recommend I go for some sort of authentic experience?

I've been to Toronto. It seemed extremely sterile. Too clean. Like a subarctic version of the city from The Matrix (I know Toronto isn't actually in a subarctic zone, but it was March, and I'm from Virginia.).


Oh man yah Toronto is america-wannabe-land, I guess it largely depends on what you're after:  Formal & stuffy tourist stuff well Ottawa is the place, want some genuine french-canadian culture then that'd be Montreal (which has a lot of sweet historic stuff too).  Want to be on the west coast without all the americans?  Vancouver for sure.  Feel like eating a lot of fish?  Somewhere in the east coast.

Want to be in America but with a barely different canadian spin?  Somewhere in Alberta.
2017-09-13 09:01:34 PM  
1 vote:
Aren't most Motels owned by immigrants these days.
Patels in particular.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/1999/07/04/magazine/a-patel-motel-cartel.h​t​ml

And aren't at least some of them Trump fans
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/05/business/trump-organization-ame​r​ican-idea-hotel-chain.html

IDK maybe they are pissed that they can't bring the rest of their family over and these Mexicans sneak over.
 
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