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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Offers Free Housing to Banned Refugees, Travelers

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By    |   Sunday, 29 Jan 2017 02:43 PM

Billionaire co-founder and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is offering free housing to refugees and others not allowed into the United States because of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

"Not allowing countries or refugees into America is not right, and we must stand with those who are affected," Chesky tweeted late Saturday.


The executive order banning entry to travelers from seven nations linked to terrorism, and Syrian refugees, is being challenged in court.

Chesky, who cofounded Airbnb in 2008 and whom Forbes estimates is worth $3.8 billion, joins other billionaires in protesting the ban, according to Forbes.

Google founder and Russian native Sergey Brin also is against the order, saying at a protest at San Francisco Airport, "I'm here because I'm a refugee," Forbes reported.

Uber’s billionaire founder Travis Kalanick criticized Trump's executive order, and announced in a Facebook post that the company was working on a compensation plan for drivers who have gone back to their home countries to visit their families and cannot re-enter the United States.

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