Twitter CEO and his colleagues donate $1.5 million to fight Trump visa ban

Twitter CEO and his colleagues donate $1.5 million to fight Trump visa ban Along with his 1,000 colleagues, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated more than 1.5 million dollars to a leading rights group. The group has pledged to fight President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Dorsey and his colleagues made the donations to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that has reportedly raised more than 24 million dollars in online donations in the past few days.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the donation and the numbers involved to the tech industry news website.


"Our work is far from done. In the coming months we'll see a flurry of legal challenges, legislative pushes and public pronouncements. But as long as civil liberties are threatened, I'm proud to know that as individuals we will stand up to defend freedom and look after people," Twitter General Counsel Vijaya Gadde wrote in the memo.

"The Executive Order's humanitarian and economic impact is real and upsetting. We benefit from what refugees and immigrants bring to the US," Dorsey said on Twitter over the weekend.

Also, Microsoft has requested the Trump administration to ease travel restrictions on its employees affected by the executive order on immigration, visa and border security.