Google creates its largest humanitarian funds for immigration cause

Google creates $4 million funds for immigration cause.


The whole world is in the state of shock after hearing Trump’s immigration ban. It is reported that Muslims from 7 Muslims states are not allowed to enter America even though they have American citizenship. Right now, America is in the sate of chaos due to this decision. Everyone in the States of America is on the roads protesting. Seeing these crisis, Giants of tech industry are taking steps in favor of refugees. Google has created $2 million crisis funds and after the donation of  employees funds raised to $4 million. Money will be donated to four non-profit organizations of U.S: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), International Resource Committee (IRC), and UN High Commissioner Refugees/ UN refugee Agency (UNHR). 

According to Google,Since 2015 the company has raised $16 million funds for different humanitarian causes such as for education, accessibility of internet in camps but this fund is the largest fund that the company has created so far. Number of donations being given to ACLU which has challenge Trump’s order to free travelers that are being detained at American airports for more than two days. CEO of Google is himself an immigrant and he can understand what these detained travelers are been going through. While stating to his staff he said, “We’re connected about the impact of this order and any proposals that impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bring great talent to the U.S. We will continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and else where.

More over, This imposed ban will effect Google itself because there are almost 187 employees working in Google that are related to Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen. Not only Google other Companies like Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Uber, Netflix, Airbnb have spoken against this executive order. All these tech giants relay on workers that are foreign born. Besides Google every company in tech industry is going to suffer from this executive order.

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