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Unity to sponsor 50 developers from countries affected by Trump's travel ban to attend Unite Amsterdam

Unity to sponsor 50 developers from countries affected by Trump's travel ban to attend Unite Amsterdam

Unity CEO John Riccitiellohas said that the company will pay for 50 developers affected by US President Donald Trump's immigration ban to attend Unite Amsterdam.

In a message sent to all Unity employees, shared on Twitter by Unity Graphics Programmer Robert Cupisz, Riccitiello stated that "our developers in seven countries now feel targeted and less welcome in the USA".

He added: "Questions about discrimination are more present than any time in recent history. For Unity, if there is a shared value beyond our mission statement, I believe it is a belief in non-discrimination."

In order to combat the ban - which has currently been lifted and is being debated in a US Appeals court - Unity will pay for 50 of its developers to attend its Unite Amsterdam event. It is also encouraging its other developers to sponsor affected developers.

Room for everyone

"If we end up having more sponsored developers than we can accommodate in Amsterdam, we'll look to take the overflow to other Unite events," explained Riccitiello.

As for what Unity employees can do, Riccitiello also stated that the company would match donations made to appropriate charities from its staff for up to $1000.

"I strongly believe that there is no place in this world for discrimination, in any form," he said.

"We at Unity are going to do our part to address the situation in our own unique way, focused on our community of developers and in helping amplify the voice of our people."

Unity is one of many tech companies, including Apple and Super Evil Megacorp, that have taken a stand against Donald Trump's travel ban.


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Ric was formerly the Editor of Pocket Gamer and the Deputy Editor of PocketGamer.biz. He still pops up time to time to review games.

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