Critics note that the ban could actually instigate terrorist activity — and likely not from refugees immigrating to the U.S. As CNN reported, absolutely no refugees from the seven countries in Trump's ban have committed a single fatal attack in the U.S.
Here are the countries Trump has banned travel from:
Number of fatal attacks in the U.S. by Syrian refugees: Zero
Number of fatal attacks in the U.S. by Iraqi refugees: Zero
Number of fatal attacks in the U.S. by Iranian refugees: Zero
Number of fatal attacks in the U.S. by Yemeni refugees: Zero
Number of fatal attacks in the U.S. by Libyan refugees: Zero
Number of fatal attacks in the U.S. by Somalian refugees: Zero
Number of fatal attacks in the U.S. by Sudanese refugees: Zero
Trump's Muslim ban — which he insists isn't a Muslim ban but that Rudy Giuliani confirmed is very much a Muslim ban — is only days old, and part of it has already been successfully challenged by the ACLU.
Just this morning, Trump tweeted that there were "a lot of bad 'dudes' out there" and that, "if the ban were announced with a one week notice, the 'bad' would rush into our country during that week" – despite that a majority of the "bad dudes" attacking America are, well, other Americans.
It's worth noting that obtaining entry into the U.S. as a refugee before Trump's ban was already an extensive process that takes an average of 18 to 24 months. Meanwhile, visa applications for those visiting the U.S. under a nonimmigrant visa can take up to 60 days to process — quite the opposite of the one-week-bad-dude image Trump paints.