Hundreds protest hotel turned migrant holding facility in Scottsdale


Hundreds of people waving American flags gathered to protest the federal government’s immigration policy in front of a hotel in central Scottsdale that is now operating as a short-termmigrant holding facility for families seeking asylum. 

The former Homewood Suites hotel at Scottsdale and Mountain View roads, which is owned by real estate investment trust Woodbridge Hospitality, has signed an agreement with Endeavors, a nonprofit contracted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to the agreement, Endeavors will manage the property until Sept. 30. 

Endeavors spokesperson Ben Miranda said the facility will house familieswho will stay at the property for no more than 72 hours. The nonprofit will connect the migrants with sponsors in the U.S. and provide them with transportation to the bus station or airport so they can reach their final destination, he said.



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