State Department must act on large passport backlog – CBS New York
PARAMUS, NJ (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey congressman is calling on the State Department to take urgent action on Large backlog of passports.
It has thrown travel plans into chaos.
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About two million passports are in custody, pending processing at the State Department. Currently, there is an 18-week wait.
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Gottheimer said that emergency appointments in New Jersey aren’t available for the next three weeks, and some New Jersey residents are crossing state lines looking for appointments.
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On Sunday, Senator Charles Schumer call Foreign Office to take action and get people out of what he calls “purgatory passports”.