Trump promotes "comprehensive immigration reform" in Silicon Valley meeting [UPDATED]


From [1]:

Timothy D. Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet were among 18 tech executives and investors... who attended [a] four-hour afternoon session [at the White House to discuss technology issues]...

...Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president, said on Twitter that the company made the case "for why healthy high-skilled immigration and investments in education are good for the country."

Two people who were briefed on the tech meeting later said Mr. Trump also voiced support for “comprehensive” immigration reform, a term that was used during the Obama administration to generally describe a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.

The president made the promise, the two people said, after being told by Mr. Cook that tech employees may worry they are being targeted amid confusion over the administration’s immigration policy. It was unclear exactly what the president meant, or if he was using the term to mean something else. White House press aides did not respond to a request for comment on Monday night, and a spokesman for Apple declined to comment.

Mr. Trump in February told a group of network anchors that he was considering pushing some form of comprehensive immigration reform package. But he never said it publicly or produced a proposal, and has taken a hard line against it immigration in speeches and public comments.

Comprehensive immigration reform is amnesty: a mass legalization program for illegal aliens. The only possible defense here is that Trump is completely clueless. If he knows what it means, then he's promoting amnesty using the very term amnesty supporters use.

See Donald Trump for more on how weak Trump is on immigration, despite all his tough-sounding talk.

UPDATE: Per [2], it was even worse:

The source said the president told the CEOs on Monday that the Senate's health-care bill needs "more heart." That would be a second known instance of the president criticizing the GOP plan in private meetings.

To that, the source said, Cook replied that the immigration approach by the administration also "needs more heart."Cook cited the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which is under review by the Trump administration. He also said people in tech and their co-workers were nervous about their status, and added that it "would be great" if the president could "send them a signal."

According to the source, Trump replied that he wants to see comprehensive immigration reform and urged the CEOs to call their senators and congressmen to push for it.

Trump fans will, of course, call this "fake news". So, it shouldn't be a problem for Trump to completely disavow any sort of mass legalization program for illegal aliens, right?

[1] nytimes . com/2017/06/19/technology/technology-forum-white-house.html?_r=0

[2] cnbc . com/2017/06/20/tim-cook-told-trump-tech-employees-are-nervous-about-immigration.html