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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velázquez on ICE Detention of Polish Doctor

Velázquez on ICE Detention of Polish Doctor
January 23, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement in response to news that Lukasz Niec, a doctor from Michigan is being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).                                             

            “The detention of Lukasz Niec is yet another heartbreaking instance of the Trump Administration’s assault on our immigrant families. A father, family man and physician, Lukasz has been a lawful permanent resident for nearly thirty years. Coming to this country at the age of five from Poland, Lukasz was fulfilling the American dream—attending medical school, becoming a doctor and raising a family in Michigan. Unfortunately, his detention by ICE is not an isolated incident and similar cases across the country continue to sow profound fear in our immigrant communities. ICE should release Lukasz immediately.”


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