A Michigan doctor who has lived in the US for more than 40 years has been arrested by ICE because of misdemeanors he committed in his youth.
Lukasz Niec, originally from Poland, came to the US with his parents and sister at the age of five.
He received a temporary green card and years later in 1989, became a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
In that time he grew up in Michigan, went to medical school and raised a family of his own.
However, that all came to a halt this week when immigration authorities came to his home and arrested him and he has been detained in the local jail ever since.
His sister, Iwona Niec Villaire says her brother had a renewed green card and his Polish nationality was an afterthought in his mind.
"It's shocking. No one can really understand what happened here."
Niec received a "notice to appear" from the Department of Homeland Security that says his arrest stems from two misdemeanor convictions he has almost 26 years ago.
In 1992, he was convicted of malicious destruction of property under $100 and later that same year he was convicted of receiving and concealing stolen property over $100 and a financial transaction device.
Immigration authorities say that because the crimes involved "moral turpitude", Niec is subject to arrest and deportation.