Travelers left waiting for passports

Expect a 10- to 12- week delay for a standard application to be processed.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:16 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This year the U.S. State Department is on track to issue 17 million passports. Joan Sexton will finally get hers by Federal Express today, just a few hours before she’s scheduled to fly to Europe.