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He has lived in New Mexico since 2012. His fiancee, now wife, Marina, immigrated to the U.S. from Argentina in the 1990s. She was a legal permanent resident before becoming a naturalized citizen. She lives in Washington, D.C., and that's where they were married after the ID hiccup, the Sun News reported.
A representative of the D.C. courts system confirmed the clerk’s misinformation.
"We understand that a clerk in our Marriage Bureau made a mistake regarding New Mexico's 106-year history as a state. We very much regret the error and the slight delay it caused a New Mexico resident in applying for a D.C. marriage license," Leah Gurowitz, director of media and public relations for D.C. Courts told the Sun News via email.