Articles tagged “immigration”

Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels Refuse to Serve as Detention Centers in Trump-Backed Immigration Raids

Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels Refuse to Serve as Detention Centers in Trump-Backed Immigration Raids

Danni Santana, Skift

Want to talk about an easy public relations win? This is it. Hotel business and politics don't mix.

4 months ago

Targeted Motel 6 Guests May Never Receive the Money Owed to Them by the Hotel Company

Targeted Motel 6 Guests May Never Receive the Money Owed to Them by the Hotel Company

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

So much for being hospitable, Motel 6.

8 months ago

Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Fails Again at Federal Appeals Court

Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Fails Again at Federal Appeals Court

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

The stage is set for a showdown in a couple months between the U.S. Supreme Court and President Trump. It's all part of the president's multi-pronged effort to limit the types of people who are able to enter the U.S. whether through immigration or travel.

2 years ago

Motel 6 Faces Lawsuit for Continuing to Provide Guest Information to Immigration Authorities

Motel 6 Faces Lawsuit for Continuing to Provide Guest Information to Immigration Authorities

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

Let's hope Arizona follows Washington State's lead in clamping down on Motel 6 for turning over guest information to immigration authorities.

2 years ago

Cuba Eases Tourist-Visa Policies to Counter U.S. Processing Suspension

Cuba Eases Tourist-Visa Policies to Counter U.S. Processing Suspension

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press

The Trump administration claims to be all about family values but made it much harder for Cuban families inside and outside Cuba to see one another by suspending visa-processing in Havana. The Cuban government isn't hesitating to needle Trump about his visa policies, and the sonic attacks, which haven't been fully explained.

2 years ago

Motel 6 Hotels in Phoenix Gave Guest Information to Immigration Authorities

Motel 6 Hotels in Phoenix Gave Guest Information to Immigration Authorities

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

At a time when we already feel like we are living in a high-stress environment, knowing that something like this can happen simply by checking into a hotel room is just awful. It's also the complete antithesis of what real hospitality is all about.

2 years ago

Dated Technology Makes It Hard to Track U.S. Visa Holders

Dated Technology Makes It Hard to Track U.S. Visa Holders

Amy Taxin, Associated Press

Biometric technology could help make it easier for immigration officials to do their job, but no quick fix is possible anytime soon.

3 years ago

U.S. Resorts Face Staffing Shortages Following Visa Restrictions

U.S. Resorts Face Staffing Shortages Following Visa Restrictions

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press

The U.S. government is looking to make it easier for companies to hire temporary workers, but changes will likely happen too late into the busy summer travel season to prevent a serious impact on hotels and restaurants across the country.

3 years ago

Visa Program for Skilled Workers to Get Tighter under President Trump’s Executive Order

Visa Program for Skilled Workers to Get Tighter under President Trump’s Executive Order

Catherine Lucey and Scott Bauer, Associated Press

Highly skilled workers seeking to travel to the United States for work, and tech employers, in particular, will see some big changes as President Trump revamps the H-1B visa program. This is yet another program that would limit immigration -- in this case for students and other job-seekers.

3 years ago

U.S. Customs Officials Are Searching Travelers’ Electronic Media at Border

U.S. Customs Officials Are Searching Travelers’ Electronic Media at Border

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Searching the digital devices of travelers is a legal gray area. It's unclear how far U.S. border authorities are allowed to go. Privacy rights' watchdogs are seeking clarity. Hopefully, they'll get it sooner rather than later.

3 years ago

Travel Booking Site CEOs Condemn Trump’s Travel Ban for Muslim-Majority Countries

Travel Booking Site CEOs Condemn Trump’s Travel Ban for Muslim-Majority Countries

Dennis Schaal, Skift

What TripAdvisor CEO Kaufer tweeted about Republican Congress members holds true for the travel industry, as well: This is not the time to be silent about an issue that cuts to the core of travel and democracy in the U.S.

3 years ago

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Trump's sudden executive order banning Muslim immigration from seven countries creates an immediate issue for many corporations employing people from these companies who work in the U.S. on visas. If they were out of the U.S. when the president issued the order there is fear they might not be able to return.

3 years ago