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Uber Offers Cash To Muslim Drivers Stranded By Trump's 'Unjust And Wrong Immigration Ban'

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sun, 29 Jan 2017 22:43:25 Z)

Hours after #DeleteUber became a trending Twitter term because of the perception the ride share company supported President Trump immigration ban, its founder blasted the policy as "unjust and wrong."

Travis Kalanick sent an email to Uber drivers outlining steps the company is taking to support any drivers who have been stranded outside of the United States because of Trump's executive order.

"Drivers who are citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen and live in the US but have left the country, will not be able to return for 90 days," Kalanick wrote. "This means they won't be able to earn money and support their families during this period."

The support detailed by the Uber CEO includes:

Provide 24/7 legal support for drivers who are trying to get back into the country. Our lawyers and immigration experts will be on call 24/7 to help.

Compensate drivers for their lost earnings. This will help them support their families and put food on the table while they are banned from the US.

Urge the government to reinstate the right of US residents to travel--whatever their country of origin--immediately.

The families of Uber drivers affected can apply for the help by clicking on this link.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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