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    Google has created a crisis fund worth $4 million to support the immigrants stranded outside the US border as a result of US President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees and citizens of certain countries from traveling to the country, the USA Today newspaper reported citing a memo sent by Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to the memo, the technological corporation will direct $4 million, including $2 million donated by employees, which is its largest single donation by now, to four organizations — the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Half of the grant will come from Google itself and another half – from volunteering employees.

    On Friday, Trump signed an executive order to block all refugees from coming to the United States for 120 days and suspended the entry for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.

    Executives of several technological companies, including Apple and Microsoft, have already expressed concerns about the travel ban as it could have a great negative impact on their businesses that rely heavily on foreign-born workers.

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