Celebrities are pouring money into the ACLU after Trump’s immigration ban

Celebrities are pouring money into the ACLU after Trump’s immigration ban

Celebrities are pouring money into the ACLU after Trump's immigration ban. Even before the stay was granted by a federal judge in Brooklyn, celebrities began calling for donations to the ACLU, starting with Sia, who said she will match donations up to $100,000. The immigration ban, which resulted in detentions of immigrants at airports around the United States and protests at many of those same airports, also targeted legal U.S. residents from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia who were out of the U.S. at the time of the ban, as well as those who have dual citizenship in one of those nations. Sia promised to match donations to the ACLU, and others followed. stand with me for immigrants and the LGBTQ community. Lyft, the ride-sharing company, also pledged $1 million to the ACLU over the next four years. "Banning people of a particular faith or creed, race or identity, sexuality or ethnicity from entering the U.S. is antithetical to both Lyft's and the nation's core values," the co-founders wrote in an emailed statement. The response struck a contrasting chord with Lyft's rival, Uber, which was accused of "strike breaking" on Saturday. In response, #DeleteUber began to spread across social media. Not the best day for Uber, but seems a solid day for the ACLU.

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Sia performs on the Virgin Media Stage during the V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex.
Sia performs on the Virgin Media Stage during the V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex.

The ACLU successfully argued for a halt to deportations across the United States on Saturday after an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Friday caused chaos for immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Even before the stay was granted by a federal judge in Brooklyn, celebrities began calling for donations to the ACLU, starting with Sia, who said she will match donations up to $100,000.

The immigration ban, which resulted in detentions of immigrants at airports around the United States and protests at many of those same airports, also targeted legal U.S. residents from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia who were out of the…

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