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The CEO of Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and anyone blocked from US


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. 

Here are Chesky's thoughts on the ban.

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.
Sundar Pichai, Google CEO

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.

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