Just two days after the US President Donald Trump imposed an anti-immigration executive order on seven Muslim countries; many tech companies including Google have come out in open to support immigrants and refugees by pledging huge amount of money. Google has announced that it will pledge $4 million in support of immigrant organizations.
According to USA Today news, this money will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees or UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Fifty percent of this $4 million will be donated by the employees of Google and the other half will be matched by the Google itself. Since last eleven years, Google has donated over $16 million for humanitarian causes but this is the biggest donation at a single stroke it has been learned. In his earlier tweet, the CEO of Google Sundar Pichai opposed President Trump’s move.
Apart from Google tech companies like Twitter, Microsoft, Slack, Netflix, Uber, AirBnB, Mozilla and Lyft too have pledge millions of dollars to support those who will be effected due to this executive order.
President Trump’s order suspended the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days. Refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen face a 90 days suspension of visa and the Syrian refugees are banned for an indefinite period.