Twitter says it is donating $1.56 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), stating that Trump’s recent executive order on immigration is “upsetting.”
The Executive Order’s humanitarian and economic impact is real and upsetting. We benefit from what refugees and immigrants bring to the U.S. https://t.co/HdwVGzIECt
— jack (@jack) January 28, 2017
Employees of Twitter raised $550,000 on their own, The Hill reports, and CEO Jack Dorsey and executive chairman Omid Kordestani matched it.
“The Executive Order’s humanitarian and economic impact is real and upsetting,” Dorsey tweeted on Saturday. “We benefit from what refugees and immigrants bring to the U.S.”
Trump’s executive order bans immigrants from seven countries that were on Obama’s “countries of concern” list: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days.
It is reported that Lyft also plans to donate $1 million to the ACLU over the next four years and that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos are looking into legal action against the order.
H/T: The Hill
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