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Airbnb CEO offers free housing to displaced immigrants

Airbnb CEO offers free housing to displaced immigrants.
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The country is still settling in over the recent rash of executive orders handed down by President Donald Trump last week, and big businesses such as Airbnb are coming to the aid of those who are affected.

Trump's edicts last weekend included the immediate order to construct a wall along the southwestern border of the United States and a decree to halt all immigrants from seven countries, including those with green cards entry into the US.

But Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky put up a post on Facebook which even Mark Zuckerberg reacted to.

Chesky said in his post on Saturday, Jan. 28, that denying refugees into America is not right and, “we must stand with those who are affected.”

He then goes on to say that his company will provide free housing to refugees, “and anyone else who needs it in the event they are denied the ability to board a US-bound flight and are not in your city/country of residence.”

Citing that his business has over 3 million homes in the network he assures people that he can definitely find them a place to stay.

His post was read by 38K people and shared over 11,000 times.

Even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave him a “thumbs up.”

Many big business are fighting the immigration ban with various ways of support. 

Ridesharing company Lyft has pledged a $1 million donation to the American Civil Liberties Union during the president's stay in the White House . 

And Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he is going to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years. 

The Airbnb CEO says to email him directly for more details at brian.chesky@airbnb.com.

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