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Google creates $4 million immigration crisis fund

by Todd Haselton | January 30, 2017January 30, 2017 8:30 am PDT

Google is promising at least $2 million for a new immigration crisis fund, USA Today reported on Monday. Employees with the company can help Google raise as much as $4 million by matching gifts to the International Rescue Committee, UNHCR, Immigrant Legal Resource Center and the American Civil Liberties Union.

The crisis fund comes just days after President Trump signed an executive order preventing immigrants from settling in the United States for 90 days. His order has come to be known as the “Muslim Ban” since it specifically focuses on seven countries viewed as primarily Muslim in religion.

Many tech firms have found themselves in the spotlight following the ban as Americans call on US companies to voice opposition to the order. “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 U.S.,” Google said, according to USA Today. “We’ll continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and elsewhere.”

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The news outlet said Googlers are also donating to the aforementioned groups individually. Many Americans stepped up donations to ACLU over the weekend, which said it received $24 million over the weekend, about six times what it normally raises in a single year.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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