After slamming Trump's actions and scrambling to protect their own employees, tech companies extended support to others impacted by President Trump's entry ban on noncitizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, which remained in effect on Sunday.
Tech giants, start-ups and many of the industry's power players have pledged support for the American Civil Liberties Union, which has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the order, and joined airport protesters in San Francisco and New York.
Immigrants are part of the industry's life blood. They have co-founded some of the Valley's most successful companies including Google, Facebook, eBay and Yahoo and make up a significant portion of the Valley's workforce. The National Foundation for American Policy, a nonpartisan think tank, found in March that immigrants had started more than half of the current crop of U.S start-ups whose values topped $1 billion.
Google co-founder and president of Alphabet Sergey Brin, who immigrated to the U.S. from the Soviet Union, joined protesters at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday night to show his personal support for refugees and immigrants and was snapped by Forbes writer Ryan Mac, whose tweet was widely shared.