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KALAMAZOO, Mich. from Poland as a young child was in jail Monday, nearly a week after immigration agents arrested him at his home.It’s not clear why Lukasz Niec, 43, was taken into custody last Tuesday. Niec, who works at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, received a temporary green card and later became a lawful permanent resident in 1989. He has two misdemeanor convictions from high school and an impaired driving conviction from 2008 that was later dismissed.The Associated Press sent an email Monday seeking comment from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. An automatic response said the agency’s public affairs employees aren’t working because of the government shutdown.His wife, Rachelle Burkart Niec, said he pleaded guilty in high school to malicious destruction of property and receiving stolen goods and was told the convictions wouldn’t be used in a deportation. Kalamazoo County court records show he pleaded guilty to an impaired driving offense in 2008. After completing probation, the conviction was set aside and case was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. A jury also acquitted him of a 2013 domestic violence charge, MLive reported. as a physician, he’s taken care of the people of this community,” she told MLive. “After all this time, when is somebody finally free?”Niec came from Poland to the Detroit area when he was about 5 with his parents and sister. He has one daughter and his wife another from previous relationships, and they married in July 2016.”He cannot go back to Poland, a country he doesn’t know, (where) he has no family,” his sister, Iwona Niec Villaire, told WOOD TV. “Both our parents passed away in the United States. He doesn’t know anyone; he wouldn’t know where to go.”Bronson Healthcare, which owns the hospital where Niec works, released a statement, saying it “simply does not make sense” to lock up a “skilled and caring physician.” Niec has been on the Bronson staff since 2007. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>11 year old girl dies suddenly in her sleep11 year old girl dies suddenly in her sleepUpdated: Thursday, March 8 2018 6:12 AM EST2018 03 08 11:12:56 GMTA local family is mourning the loss of an 11 year old girl who died unexpectedly just a few days ago. Janiyah Taylor passed away Monday morning in her sleep.A local family is mourning the loss of an 11 year old girl who died unexpectedly just a few days ago. Janiyah Taylor passed away Monday morning in her sleep.Attackers used blunt saw to cut into South African triathlete’s legsAttackers used blunt saw to cut into South African triathlete’s legsUpdated: Thursday, March 8 2018 12:02 AM EST2018 03 08 05:02:17 GMTIn this photo taken June 21, 2015 and supplied by B Active Sports, Mhlengi Gwala competes in an event in Durban, South Africa. (B Active Sports/Jethro Snyders via AP)Several attackers pulled Gwala off his bicycle as he cycled up a steep hill and sawed into his right calf, damaging muscle, nerves, and bone.Several attackers pulled Gwala off his bicycle as he cycled up a steep hill and sawed into his right calf, damaging muscle, nerves, and bone.Clinton police officer killed, 2 hurt when sent to wrong houseClinton police officer killed, 2 hurt when sent to wrong houseUpdated: Thursday, March 8 2018 10:29 AM EST2018 03 08 15:29:42 GMTThe community of Clinton is heartbroken yet again as, for the second time in seven months, a police officer was shot and killed.The community of Clinton is heartbroken yet again as, for the second time in seven months, a police officer was shot and killed.Man, 26, identified as KCK shooting victimMan, 26, identified as KCK shooting victimUpdated: Thursday, March 8 2018 4:36 PM EST2018 03 08 21:36:03 GMT.