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Mexican-Born Man: Montana Judge and Court

mexican-born man: Miguel Angel Reynaga Hernandez, a 40-year-old construction worker living in the city of Billings, was detained in October after appearing in court with his wife, who was seeking a civil protection order against another person, according to Metro News. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project contends that former Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez had no authority to initiate Reynaga's arrest. An immigrant rights group alleged Monday that a Montana judge acted illegally when he asked a deputy to take away from his court a Mexican-born man who was later detained by federal immigration authorities. The group on Friday sued the judge and Yellowstone County sheriff's Deputy Derrek Skinner on Reynaga's behalf in federal court. Their job is to serve the community, not to help out their federal immigration authority buddies. If a county or city sticks its nose into federal immigration matters, they are going to be held liable, said Matt Adams, an attorney with the Seattle-based group. ( As reported in the news.