World - - Jan 30,2017
The search-engine giant, Google has made a $2m crisis fund that can be matched with up to $2m in donations from staffs, totaling $4m for immigration organizations.
According to Google, it has given approximately $16 million to the humanitarian cause since 2015; it includes education plans and providing internet access at education campuses.
The current campaign was unveiled in a memo sent by the chief executive officer of Google, Sundar Pichai, late on Sunday. Google’s crisis fund is specifically created for the primary four organizations: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The order could significantly disrupt the businesses of tech corporations, which rely greatly on foreign-born workforces.
The funding comes a day after Mr. Pichai expressed strong objections to US President Trump’s controversial immigration ban and Google co-founder Sergey Brin joined a protest at San Francisco International Airport.
According to Mr. Pichai, Donald Trump's controversial instruction prohibiting immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States affects 187 members of Google's workforce alone.
Google Inc. said in a statement that the internet giant is worried about the effect of this order and any proposals that could enforce boundaries on Googlers and their families, or that could generate barriers to fetching great talent to the United States. The company will continue to make its views on these issues to reach the leaders in Washington and elsewhere.
The Chief Executives at Apple Inc. Microsoft Corp., Uber, Netflix, Tesla Motors and Airbnb have criticized the policy, which was momentarily hindered by a federal magistrate in New York Saturday night.
Airbnb also stated it would work to find free, temporary residences to stay for immigrants and other affected by the travel prohibition.