This bill would require the Dept. of Homeland Security, the attorney general, and the FBI to certify that any Syrian, Iraqi, or other person present in Syria or Iraq attempting to enter the U.S. had undergone a thorough background investigation prior to admission.
Introduced after the ISIS-affiliated attacks on Paris on 11/13/15, this was one in a series of bills and resolutions in 11/2015 designed to curtail or block U.S. intake of Syrian refugees.
53 cosponsors (52R, 1D).
Last major action: 12/4/15 referred to Subcomm. on Immigration and Border Security.