Georgia Largely Eliminates the Use of Hotels for State’s Foster Children

Georgia rarely houses foster children in hotel rooms, a reversal of a controversial practice that caught the attention of federal authorities.

The news that the state no longer uses hotel rooms follows reports of widespread, systemic breakdowns within Georgia’s foster care system. Last year, the state spent $28 million to house children in hotels, sometimes for months.

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Governments Across America Spend Millions to Put Homeless in Hotels

In states like California, Colorado, Washington and Arizona, cities this summer are spending millions buying hotels and converting them to shelters for the homeless.

In Los Angeles, there is a ballot initiative in 2024 to require hotels to use vacant rooms to house homeless people besides paying customers. The American Hotel & Lodging Association has objected to the proposal.

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Federally Funded Non-Profits Are Running Illegal Immigrant Processing Centers in Nice Hotels, Helping Migrants Avoid Arrest

The Biden administration has deputized non-profit groups to move illegal migrants across the nation, allowing the charities to put them up in nice hotels and give them instructions on how to avoid capture.

Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) said Monday that a whistleblower told him about an ongoing operation in San Diego, and decided to go there to see for himself what is going on.

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Judge Orders U.S. to Stop Detaining Migrant Children in Hotels

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to stop detaining immigrant children in hotels before expelling them from the United States, saying the much-criticized practice skirted “fundamental humanitarian protections.”

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the use of hotels as long-term detention spaces violates a two-decade-old settlement governing the treatment of immigrant children in custody. She ordered border agencies to stop placing children in hotels by Sept. 15 and to remove children from hotels as soon as possible.

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Marriott to Lay off Almost 3,000 Employees

  Marriott Hotel Service, Inc. announced it is laying off almost 3,000 workers as a result of the coronavirus, according to The Nashville Business Journal. As a whole, Nashville has been one of the hardest-hit metro areas in the country as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Music City had the “steepest drop in consumer spending of any major metropolitan area” due to COVID-19. Consumer spending in Nashville dropped 46 percent, The Tennessee Star reported. Across the country, hotels have been greatly affected by the coronavirus. According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), as of June 10 sixty percent of American hotel rooms are empty. Also, since mid-February hotels in America have lost over $33 billion in revenue. The AHLA reported that Tennessee has lost almost 73,000 hotel industry jobs. Here is a list of Marriotts affected by layoffs, compiled by The Business Journal: Company: Marriott Hotel Services Inc. dba The Inn at Opryland Sector: Hospitality Affected workers: 107 County: Davidson Address: 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville Effective date: March 21 Layoff type: Temporary — “This layoff was initially intended to be temporary. The company now states, ‘It is reasonably foreseeable that these temporary actions may extend beyond…

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