Google has revealed that it will donate up to $4 million to humanitarian causes in response to the president’s latest executive order. The search engine will hand the cash to four bodies: the ACLU, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and the UN Refugee Agency. According to TechCrunch, half of that cash is coming from the company itself, with the rest being donated by employees.
Google cofounder Sergey Brin at SFO protest: “I’m here because I’m a refugee.” (Photo from Matt Kang/Forbes) pic.twitter.com/GwhsSwDPLT
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For Google, the issue isn’t just one of basic decency, since both co-founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai emigrated to the US. The company is one of many that has voiced vocal opposition to the immigration ban, with Lyft pledging $1 million to the ACLU.