Trump's executive order, signed Friday, indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from coming to the USA and suspends immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 90 days, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Amid the swift and intense backlash, the ACLU seems once again to be benefiting directly. The non-profit organization usually raises $4 million a year from online donations, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said.
In an interview with CNN, the ACLU had a one-word reaction: "Wow".
The group plans to increase its staffing thanks to the newfound donations.
"I've never seen anything like this", Romero told Yahoo News.
A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York issued an emergency stay on Saturday that temporarily blocks the US government from sending people out of the country after they have landed at a USA airport with valid visas. By the end of the night on Sunday, the group had received a total of $24,164,691 from 356,306 people over the weekend.
Grimes announced today that she will match donations to the Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR) up to $10,000.
Last week, singer Halsey similarly vowed to support Planned Parenthood, offering a $1 donation to the organization for each retweet, up to $100,000. Several celebrities made a point of striking out against the company after Uber drivers continued picking up passengers at JFK in New York Sunday in the midst of an hour-long strike by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. One of the men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, was traveling to the USA on an Iraqi special Immigrant Visa and had worked as a contractor for the US government from 2003-2010, according to the ACLU. "Send me your donation and receipts for the ACLU and I will match up to $100k", Sia tweeted this afternoon.
On Twitter, donors were using the hashtag #ACLUmatch to find the deep pockets willing to double their modest gifts.