PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey congressman is calling on the State Department to take urgent action on the massive passport backlog.
It has sent travel plans into chaos.READ MORE: De Blasio: Cuomo 'Should Be Charged' Over Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims In AG Investigation
About two million passports are in a holding pattern, waiting for processing at the State Department. Right now, there’s an 18 week wait.READ MORE: NYC To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Fitness And Entertainment
Gottheimer says emergency appointments in New Jersey are not available for the next three weeks, and some New Jersey residents are crossing state lines to seek appointments.MORE NEWS: 8-Year-Old Bronx Girl Dies After Decorative Railing Collapses On Her