"‘If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the ‘bad’ would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad ‘dudes’ out there!,’ he tweeted.
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Immigration experts caution, however, that the president’s argument lacks credibility. To start, the idea that ‘bad’ ‘dudes’ could have rushed into the United States in the span of a week is at odds with the length of time typically involved in processing refugee and immigration applications for entry into the country.
‘The notion that dangerous individuals could rush into the country in the timeframe of a week flies in the face of reality,’ said William Stock, an immigration lawyer based in Philadelphia and the president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. ‘In many consulates, you can’t even get a visa appointment if you only have one week’s notice. People would not be able to get through interviews that quickly if there were a big rush of applicants trying to get into the country, let alone be approved for admission into the country.’"