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ICE agent walks down the aisle among shackled Mexican immigrants a boarded charter jet for deportation. Photo: LM Otero/AP

Motel 6 released a statement yesterday about two Phoenix locations who had been "providing daily guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement," resulting in at least 20 arrests between February and August, per the Phoenix New Times.

  • Motel 6 said: "To help ensure that this does not occur again, we will be issuing a directive to every one of our more than 1,400 locations nationwide, making clear that they are prohibited from voluntarily providing daily guest lists to ICE."
  • ICE's Arizona Public Affairs Officer, Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe, said: "The agency's immigration enforcement actions are targeted and lead driven...it's worth noting that hotels and motels, including those in the Phoenix area, have frequently been exploited by criminal organizations engaged in highly dangerous illegal enterprises."
  • The New Times reported an immigration attorney heard "ICE is paying $200 per person" that's reported. ICE says private citizens aren't compensated for tips.

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Facebook said late Thursday that a mix of "technical problems" and confusion among advertisers around its new political ad ban rules caused issues affecting ad campaigns of both parties.

Why it matters: A report out Thursday morning suggested the ad tools were causing campaign ads, even those that adhered to Facebook's new rules, to be paused. Very quickly, political campaigners began asserting the tech giant was enforcing policies in a way that was biased against their campaigns.

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Operation Warp Speed has an Achilles' heel: States need billions to distribute vaccines — and many say they don't have the cash.

Why it matters: The first emergency use authorization could come as soon as next month, but vaccines require funding for workers, shipping and handling, and for reserving spaces for vaccination sites.