In response to President Trump’s executive order of banning the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, which claims to “harm US security interests and reputation”, Google has announced a humanitarian fund with US$ 4 million in cash.
“The money will be donated to four organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Immigration Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees / UN Referee Agency (UNHR)”, said the company to TechCrunch.
The search engine explained that half of the funds comes directly from the company and the other half comes from donations made by its employees. So far, Google has donated more than US$ 16 million that are forwarded to humanitarian causes since 2015.
Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google have all protested against Trump’s immigration veto. Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, was spotted taking part in a protest in San Francisco this weekend.
Source: Google Discovery