This bill is is pandering to the constituents of the sponsors home state. Gaps in the database won't be fixed by studying them. Not every country has the same practices we do. People born here are usually born in a hospital and issued a social security number there is a paper trail on us from birth. In many of the country's that are sources for terrorists no such system exists people are born in villages or caves in the mountains. They have a given name and several family names. So one person of interest can answer to as many as seven names, and that's with no birth certificate or fingerprints or photo on file to match to all those names. We can't go to there country of origin and simply ask the hall of records to pull up any information they have on a person of interest to us because they don't keep any. And and a study to "improve" our system isn't going to change that. This is a waste of taxpayer money to give Texas thumb suckers a security blanket. Like calling up the national guard to defend against joint military exercises.