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Re: Pima County officially adopts “immigrant-welcoming” designation.
I am thrilled and proud to be a county resident! Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
Immigrant-friendly? There are more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. now. How much more friendly can we get?
Thank you, county commissioners, for caring about our community, our people and our economy!
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.
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.
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.