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As activists and local legislators prepare for the possibility of widespread immigration raids this weekend, at least two major hotel chains headquartered in the D.C. area have announced that they will not allow federal immigration enforcement agencies to use its hotel rooms as backup detention centers for immigrant families.

Marriott International, which is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, said on Thursday that it will decline any requests by the U.S. government to use its hotel rooms as temporary detention centers, a practice that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has undertaken due to a lack of space in traditional detention facilities.

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