Over the weekend, firestorms of protesters erupted in airports across the United States, following President Donald Trump’s executive order to halt immigration from several middle eastern countries.
The response and reactions were swift from opponents, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which succeeded in a partial stop on the immigration ban.
The ACLU has received numerous donations since the happenings, but General Motors backed Lyft pitched in, too.
According to The Detroit Free Press, Lyft pledged a $1 million donation to the ACLU in response to the immigration ban. It comes at the same time when rival Uber came under fire for halting surge pricing at New York City’s JFK airport, as many viewed it as a way to undermine the protest. Cab drivers also stopped servicing in an effort to voice their opinions.
Since then, Uber has announced a $3 million legal fund for immigrant drivers and also called on the president to lift the ban.
General Motors itself has not made a statement regarding the immigration ban.