Base: New Mexico licenses good for entry until Oct. 10, 2017


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Officials at a military base in New Mexico say the state’s driver’s licenses and IDs will continue to be accepted as identification good for entry into the base until Oct. 10, 2017.

An announcement Wednesday by the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis cites an update to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website.

The websites of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque and Holloman Air Force base in Alamogordo as of Wednesday morning still cited grace periods running through Jan. 10, 2017.

Homeland Security in February notified Gov. Susana Martinez that New Mexico had been given an extension until October to meet federal identification requirements for driver’s licenses.

The extension until October followed the state Legislature’s approval of new rules for immigrant driver’s license. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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