Airbnb Will Provide Free Housing For Those Affected by Trump's Muslim Ban

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31 January, 2017

Further, Elon Musk came out against the policy, saying that this move by the government is counterproductive and will negatively affect United States supporters overseas.

On Friday the president signed an executive order barring from the USA immigrants and visitors from seven, largely Muslim, countries for 90 days. The online housing company offers a immigration support platform for refugees to sign up and receive assistance as well as an opportunity for good Samaritans who are willing to offer a helping hand to those in distress.

Airbnb has 3 million homes worldwide, according to the CEO. The ban affects travelers with passports from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

"Living up to our mission means supporting our global community", Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky wrote in an email to his staff on Saturday.

Trump's order, in addition to temporarily closing the US border to all refugees as well as travelers with passports from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, bans refugees from Syria indefinitely. Once the company has identified people in need, it connects them with those hosts.

Chesky also tweeted: "Not allowing countries or refugees into America is not right, and we must stand with those who are affected".

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The 35-year-old has asked those in urgent need of a home to contact him.

A federal court order granted a stay of the executive order for people who had already started travelling before it was signed.

In an internal memo, Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have said: "I've heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries".

Airbnb has a history of putting its network of housing in 191 countries to work to help the victims of natural disasters, most recently after wildfires in Chile and earthquakes in Italy.

"We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question", he said.

Lyft has also pledged a $1 million donation to the ACLU, which has fought the travel ban, whereas Uber has committed funds to aid impacted drivers.


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