This bill would direct the President, through the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) to review known instances (since 2011) where a person has traveled or attempted to travel from the U.S. to a conflict zone in Iraq or Syria to join or provide support to terrorists.
The report would be required to include the following:
Include relevant unclassified and classified information held by the U.S. government related to each instance;
Ascertain which factors — including operational issues, security vulnerabilities, systemic challenges, or other issues — have undermined efforts to prevent travel to those conflict zones, including the identification and interdiction of suspects and information sharing;
Identify lessons learned and areas for improvement to prevent additional travel by such persons to a conflict zone in Iraq or Syria, or other terrorist safe havens abroad.
DHS would be required to begin this report within 30 days of this bill’s enactment, and it would have to provide this report to Congress within an additional 90 days.