White House Reverses Course on Expelling Migrant Kids Held at Texas Hotel

The Trump administration backtracked Monday evening from plans to expel unaccompanied migrant children that were secretly detained last week at a South Texas hotel, following a lawsuit from civil rights groups after their attorney was thrown out of the hotel by unidentified federal contractors.

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Legal Groups Sue US for Secretly Placing Immigrant Children in Texas Hotel

Hilton Hotels & Resorts denounced late Friday the use of a South Texas Hampton Inn as a detainment center for migrant children, the same day civil rights attorneys sued the government after going viral on social media when they tried to contact the children and were forcibly thrown out of the hotel by three men who refused to identify themselves.

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Wrong Room

An appeals court in Missouri upheld the dismissal of a negligence claim filed by a hotel guest who mistakenly entered the wrong room and climbed into bed with a nine-year-old girl. The man was charged, but acquitted, with lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor and fired from his job. The fact that he forcibly entered a room he believed to be his own cannot be blamed on hotel staff. 

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