Uber creates fund to help drivers after re-entry ban Trump

Uber creates fund to help drivers after re-entry ban Trump

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Taxi-app Uber creates a fund of $ 3 million for drivers who are affected by the new entry that Friday was introduced by the American president Donald Trump.

The money is available for drivers who are legal costs, or which translation utility need, allows Uber-founder Travis Kalanick on Facebook.

He also promises that Uber drivers will compensate if they lack income due to the re-entry ban, which applies to persons from Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria.

Uber came Saturday under fire, because the company with its cars continued to drive to and from New York’s JFK airport, while the local taxi companies from New York there were on strike to protest against the measure of Trump.

Uber rival Lyft donated this weekend 1 million dollars to the civil rights movement the ACLU, among others, immigrants assists. On social media, which was then the hashtag #DeleteUber (remove Uber) popular.

Kalanick calls it re-entry ban “wrong and unjust” and says that he will discuss with Trump if he him Friday meet. Along with Tesla founder Elon Musk, GM boss Mary Barra and Disney-ceo Bob Iger sits Kalanick in an advisory group of Trump.

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Also, Google creates a ‘crisis fund’ after the entry into force, reports USA Today on the basis of an internal message to Google employees. The search giant pours $ 2 million into the fund, and with donations from employees, the total increase to 4 million dollars.

That money is deposited to the ACLU, the refugee agency of the United Nations, and two other refugee organisations.

Google boss Sundar Pichai was already very critically on the measure of Trump. Co-founder, Sergey Brin of Google, who himself was born in the former Soviet Union, even took part in a demonstration at the San Francisco airport.

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