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Yahoo!News (May 9, 2021)

Why an Estimated 100,000 Americans Abroad Face Passport Problems

"About 9 million U.S. citizens currently live abroad, and as the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel finally appears, immigration lawyers estimate more than 100,000 can’t get travel documents to return to the United States."

"American Citizens Abroad, an advocacy organization for U.S. expats, sent an official request to the State Department in October 2020 to prioritize Americans’ access to consular services abroad, 'but people are still experiencing delays,' said the organization’s executive director, Marylouise Serrato."