Mar 6, 2017

Lyft, Airbnb speak out against new travel ban

Lyft CEO Logan Green / TechCrunch / CC

Lyft and Airbnb are among the first tech companies to publicly oppose Trump's revamped executive order that goes into effect next week.

Lyft CEO Logan Green said in a statement:

"Lyft stands firmly against this order. We will continue to speak out and take action when the values of our community are put at risk. John and I are meeting with the Executive Director of the ACLU on Wednesday to discuss how we can further support their efforts."

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky tweeted:

It's not surprising that Silicon Valley companies are speaking out against Trump's latest 90-day travel ban, as nearly 100 signed onto an amicus brief opposing his initial travel ban barring travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The new executive order removes Iraq from that list and does not subject existing visa holders to the ban. The new order also includes a 120-day ban on refugees entering the U.S.

Who hasn't chimed in: Google, Facebook, Intel, Apple and Microsoft did not immediately comment on the travel ban.

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