Following the chaos that has erupted following President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, Airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the United States.
On Saturday, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, took to Twitter saying, “Open doors brings all of US together. Closing doors further divides US. Let’s all find ways to connect people, not separate them.”
Then on Sunday evening, Airbnb’s CEO revealed they will be providing free housing to refugees affected by the executive order. “Airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the US,” he said on Twitter. “Stay tuned for more, contact me if urgent need for housing.”
Airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the US. Stayed tuned for more, contact me if urgent need for housing
— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 29, 2017
Donald Trump discussed the immigration ban on Facebook. Trump explained that his goal is to keep America safe. Trump also compared his immigration executive order to a 2011 policy President Obama enacted that banned visas to Iraqi refugees for six months. In addition, President Trump wanted to make it clear that this immigration executive order “is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting.”
However, many Silicon Valley executives have publicly criticized Donald Trump’s latest executive order over the weekend including, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. For instance, Mark Zuckerberg said on Facebook, “Expanding the focus of law enforcement beyond people who are real threats would make all Americans feel less safe by diverting resources, while millions of undocumented folks who don’t pose a threat will live in fear of deportation.”