Family seeks answers after ICE detains Michigan doctor
Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detained a 43-year-old doctor living in Michigan days ago, reports CBS News.
Dr. Lukasz Niec was brought to the U.S. from Poland when he was 5 and has since been declared a lawful permanent resident and issued a green card, according to the Washington Post.
CNN notes that "Niec’s detention stems from two misdemeanor convictions from his teenage years, one for destruction of property less than $100 and receiving and concealing stolen goods."
Niec also had some brushes with the law in his adult years.
The Post reports that he had a count of driving while impaired dismissed in 2008 and was accused, tried, and found not guilty of domestic violence in 2013.
While that history would once have been weighed against his marriage to a U.S. citizen, the contribution he makes to his community, and his education, the Trump administration has reportedly changed the rules.
Niec’s future remains uncertain, and his family fears that he will be deported to Poland, notes WOOD-TV.
They and a number of his colleagues at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo have spoken out in support, but have received little information regarding Niec’s fate.