Facebook comments from our readers

2014-02-17T00:00:00Z Facebook comments from our readers Arizona Daily Star
February 17, 2014 12:00 am

These are excerpts from online reader comments on one of last week’s most-talked-about stories. Join the conversation at facebook.com/ArizonaDailyStarOpinion

Re: Pima County officially adopts “immigrant-welcoming” designation.

I am thrilled and proud to be a county resident! Thank you.

Curt Ackley

Instead of concentrating their time on issues they can actually control, such as roads, the Pima County council issues a mandate that the county is officially immigrant-friendly? They might as well issue another mandate that says, “We demand that during hours of daylight, the sun will be allowed to shine.” This little bit of theatrics was nothing more than pandering to the local religious leaders and certain activist groups.

Greg Feuerbach

Well isn’t that special. Sounds like treason to me. Does that mean the county is also a “drug trafficking — welcome” designation? Why stop there; let’s just declare it a law-free zone.

Perry Gallo

It is in all of our and Southern Arizonan’s long-term economic and social interests to be as welcoming as possible to immigrants, whether documented or not.

Steve Zupcic

Immigrant-friendly? There are more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. now. How much more friendly can we get?

Jim Kelly

Thank you, county commissioners, for caring about our community, our people and our economy!

Tim Cushing

Re: Dr. Steve Goldschmid, UA medical dean at center of dispute with Dr. Rainer Gruessner, will move to a newly created job.

I applaud interim dean Skip Garcia’s thoughts on what the Medical Center needs. Many of us who have left the university did so because we did not think it wanted to be anything more than a community hospital.

Harold Szerlip

What an embarrassment. I don’t know all the facts, but this reeks of the “Peter Principle” — don’t fire Goldschmid, as it’s likely what should have been done, but “create” a new job for him. As I have said before, the worst kind of bureaucrat is an academic one. Not a good sign regarding UA President Ann Weaver Hart’s leadership.

Joseph DiMatteo

Dr. Gruessner was instrumental in solving my brother’s severe pancreatic condition. Other doctors have failed. My family and I feel that the UA Medical Center is losing a great man and surgeon. His worldwide renowned surgical expertise and procedural innovation has saved untold lives. We want Dr. Gruessner reinstated. He is an invaluable asset to the UA Medical Center.

Gil Urias

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