True story, folks.
This happened about 10 years ago, and it was on the nightly news. A senator from New Mexico was driving to Washington DC to participate in a senate session. Along the way, he got stopped by a police officer.
"What seems to be the problem, officer?" asked the senator.
"You've got foreign plates and don't have the foreign stickers to match. We've got immigration policies, sir."
Bewildered, the New Mexico senator answered, "I'm not from a foreign country. I'm a senator. I'm from New Mexico."
The police officer shot back, "I don't care if you're from New Mexico or Old Mexico, I need to see your papers."
Needless to say that officer got in a little bit of trouble. Dan Rather added "Just for the record, New Mexico became a state in 1912." Good example of why we should focus less on making gym class a requirement and more on geography in public schools.