Airbnb offers free housing to those hit by Trump ban


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Airbnb presents free housing to these hit by Trump ban

  • 29 January 2017
  • From the part Business
Airbnb chief executive, Brian CheskyPicture copyright Reuters
Picture caption Airbnb chief government Brian Chesky has provided free lodging

Airbnb has provided free lodging to individuals left stranded by President Donald Trump's journey restrictions.

On Friday the president signed an government order barring immigrants and guests from seven, largely Muslim, nations from the US for 90 days.

A number of the largest US know-how companies expressed alarm over the journey ban.

Airbnb chief government Brian Chesky stated the transfer was "not proper" and tweeted that folks in pressing want of housing ought to contact him instantly.

"Not permitting nations or refugees into America just isn't proper and we should stand with those that are affected," Mr Chesky stated.

The transfer sparked dismay amongst US know-how companies which make use of hundreds of Arab and South Asian immigrants.

In a submit on Fb, the chief government of Netflix, Reed Hastings, stated: "Trump's actions are hurting Netflix staff all over the world, and are so un-American it pains us all."

"Worse, these actions will make America much less protected (via hatred and lack of allies) somewhat than extra protected," he added.

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Picture caption Protesters have gathered at a number of airports, together with Dallas/Forth Value, to denounce the ban

Authorized problem

Earlier on Sunday a US judge issued a short lived halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees stranded at airports following the chief order.

That adopted a authorized problem from The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The chief order halted all the US refugee programme and in addition instituted a 90-day journey ban for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The ACLU estimates that between 100 and 200 individuals are being detained at airports or in transit.

Hundreds of individuals have been protesting at US airports over Mr Trump's clampdown on immigration.

Cab-hailing agency Uber has been condemned on Twitter for not supporting a protest by New York Metropolis cab drivers over the journey ban.

Uber reportedly lowered its costs throughout a one-hour protest by the drivers of yellow cabs, throughout which they didn't decide up clients from JFK Airport.

Some Uber clients stated they have been deleting their Uber accounts in protest.

Google recall

In a letter to staff, Apple chief government Tim Prepare dinner stated the president's order was "not a coverage we help".

"We have now reached out to the White Home to elucidate the adverse impact on our co-workers and our firm," Mr Prepare dinner stated.

Google has recalled travelling employees members to the US after the chief order was signed.

The corporate informed the BBC it was involved concerning the order and any measures which might block expert staff from the US.

The brand new restrictions may have a serious influence on know-how corporations that rent expert employees from everywhere in the world on particular H1-B visas.

Aaron Levie, the founder and chief government of on-line storage firm Field, stated: "The chief order on immigration is immoral and antithetical to our values."