Google pledges $4m to refugee causes

Google has announced that it is to donate $2m to refugee causes – with staff asked to match the donation – following President Trump’s controversial travel ban.

Chief executive Sundar Pichai said the tech giant will donate the funds to the American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU) the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the International Rescue Committee and the UNHCR.

The move comes after 200 Google employees were reportedly impacted by the ban.

The travel ban has prompted a number of large donations to charities since it was announced. In addition to the Google donation, ACLU received $24m in donations in the hours after successfully persuading a Federal District Court Judge to issue a stay.

A number of lawyers have also donated time free of charge to the cause.

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