The Hampton Inn Phoenix-Airport North is pictured in Phoenix on July 24, 2020. (Photo: Sean Logan/The Republic)

Legal advocacy groups have sued the U.S. government to try to stop the expulsion of children believed to be detained in Arizona and Texas hotel rooms by the Trump administration under an emergency declaration citing the novel coronavirus.

The owners of the Hampton Inn & Suites in McAllen, Texas, said on Friday night that they had ended any reservations on rooms used to detain minors.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that all children had been taken away from the McAllen hotel, two days after the Associated Press reported that it and two Hampton Inn hotels in Phoenix and El Paso were used nearly 200 times for the detention of children as young