US Immigration Ban: Google Pledges $4M For Immigration Organizations


In response to the US immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump, Google has come up with a massive humanitarian plan that will see it sink $4M in support of various immigration Organisations.

The donation which will be its largest humanitarian fund will see four organisations benefitting. According to a report by TechCrunch, those to benefit from the fund are the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees / UN Refugee Agency (UNHR).

According to a report by TechCrunch, those to benefit from the fund are the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees / UN Refugee Agency (UNHR).

According to the report, while half of the money will come directly from google, the other half will come from its employees.

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This is not the first time Google is contributing towards humanitarian causes. It is noted that since 2015, the company has contributed over $16 million for things including educational programs and providing internet access at camps. Nevertheless, its contribution towards the fight against US immigration ban is the largest single effort it is embarking on.

The idea for this emergency immigration fund was made known by the giant search company in a company-wide memo sent by Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

It is hoped that the fund will assist in the massive struggle against the presidential order signed by Donald Trump to stop people from some Muslim dominated countries from gaining entrance into the US.

Already, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft have joined in their voices to those of millions of people, organisations, and countries around the world in condemnation of the ban.

If allowed to fly, the ban could affect so many companies and individuals in the US including Google which has some of its employees as immigrants from the affected countries. While Google CEO Sundar Pichai, is not from any of the countries, he is himself an immigrant to the U.S. from India.

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