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Google creates $4 million crisis fund to help people hit by Trump's travel ban

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Staff Writer | January 30, 2017
Google has launched its largest crisis campaign yet in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
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Google has created a $2 million crisis fund that can be matched with up to $2 million in donations from employees, totalling $4 million, for four organisations: the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and UNHCR.

Separately, company executives are also giving money individually to the cause.

The campaign was disclosed in a memo sent by Google CEO Sundar Pichai and confirmed by a Google spokeswoman, USA Today reports.

Executives at Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Uber, Airbnb and Tesla Motors have also denounced the policy, which was temporarily stalled by a federal judge in New York.


 

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