View Full Version : New Mexico Resident's ID Temporarily Rejected as 'Foreign' By D.C. Clerk

12-01-2018, 04:53 PM
A New Mexico man applying for a marriage license in Washington, D.C., this month had his state driver's license rejected as a form of identification because a clerk and her supervisor believed New Mexico was a foreign country.

Gavin Clarkson, a Las Cruces, N.M., resident, said he was at the District of Columbia Marriage Bureau on Nov. 20 applying for a license to wed his then-fiancée when their nuptial plans hit a brief snag. The clerk told him he would need an international passport on the apparent belief that he wasn't a U.S. citizen.

"She thought New Mexico was a foreign country," he said of the clerk as quoted by the Las Cruces Sun-News. "All the couples behind us waiting in line were laughing."

The clerk and her supervisor were probably classmates of Ocasio-Cortez.


12-01-2018, 04:58 PM
Parts of New Mexico are like a foreign country Tao's and Santa Fe get more and more like California all the time.