After President Trump's recent ban on immigration from several Middle Eastern countries, Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, offered free housing to refugees and "anyone not allowed in the U.S." via Twitter on Saturday.
Other tech leaders' responses to the ban ranged from disgruntled to morally outraged.
Open doors brings all of US together. Closing doors further divides US. Let's all find ways to connect people, not separate them.— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 28, 2017
Here are Chesky's thoughts on the ban.
Not allowing countries or refugees into America is not right, and we must stand with those who are affected.— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 29, 2017
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
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was similarly frustrated with Trump's executive order.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said he would try to pay drivers stranded abroad.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg decried the executive order on Friday.
It's painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues.
The immigration ban had other widespread effects in the tech industry. Google and Facebook recalled employees from across the globe in hopes that they could make it to the U.S. in time, Bloomberg reported.
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, joined a protest at San Francisco International Airport.