Trump’s immigration ban: Google pledges its largest ever humanitarian fund to support US immigration organizations

By Muneeb Ahmad on
January 30, 2017
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Google has pledged a huge fund worth $4 million in support to the US immigration organization, as a response to the US President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban the immigrations to the US.

The said crisis campaign, which is the largest ever humanitarian fund ever raised by Google, the tech giant, will be aiming to sum $4 million up in support of the organizations that support immigration to the US. About half the funds would come directly from the corporate itself while the other half would be pitched in by its employees.

“We’re concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US,” said Google in a statement. Further reaffirming its stance it said that it’ll continue to make these issues known to the notable leaders in Washington and globally.

The collected donations will be given to four organizations that include the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The campaign was unearthed through a memo that was being sent in by the Google CEO Sundar Pichai himself, and was later confirmed by a Google spokesperson as conveyed by USA Today.

The newly elected US President Trump signed an executive order (EO) this Friday, suspending the entry of all refugees to the U.S. for three months. The EO stalled the admission of refugees to US from Syria indefinitely along with the denying entry to residents from the Muslim countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia, for three months. The majority of the tech giants strongly opposed the move.

Source — USA Today, Image— The New Yorker

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