KALAMAZOO, MICH. (AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say a Polish-born Michigan doctor was arrested last week because of two misdemeanor convictions about 25 years ago.
ICE officials said in a statement Tuesday that Lukasz Niec was arrested Jan. 16 for "administrative immigration violations." The statement says the 43-year-old can be deported for those 1992 convictions -- malicious destruction of property and receiving stolen goods. They date to when he was in high school.
Niec came to the U.S. legally as a young child. ICE says he's being jailed until removal hearings are completed.
Relatives say he pleaded guilty through a state program designed to help young offenders and was told it wouldn't be used in a deportation.
The Kalamazoo doctor and his wife each has a daughter from previous relationships.
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