MIDLAND PARK, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips is working with the U.S. State Department and Rep. Chris Smith to bring a constituent, Wayne Township resident Will Kearney, home from Peru. Will is a college student on spring break visiting family. He has been unable to travel since Peru declared a national emergency, including strict quarantine and stay-at-home orders enforced by police and military personnel.
“We hope that we can get Will home as safely and quickly as possible,” said DePhillips (R-Bergen). “Everyone is working hard, and the state department has done a good job bringing Americans home despite logistical obstacles. The goal is to include Will on a flight as soon as we can.”
Will filed for departure with the U.S. consulate and has been waiting for a flight home since March 17. There are still approximately 4,000 Americans waiting for flights back to the states. DePhillips has been in constant contact with Smith (R-NJ), who has been communicating with State Department officials and the U.S. Embassy in Peru on behalf of Will and other New Jersey residents.