MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Babin added that the deal was "made behind doors" and Congress had no input and were not provided with the details of the agreement.
"I am confident President-elect Trump will do everything in his power to put an immediate stop to this secret Australian-US refugee deal that should have simply never happened in the first place," he said, as quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald.
In November, outgoing US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull concluded a one-time deal to resettle refugees, currently detained in Australian processing centers, facilitated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Australia detains refugees who come to the country to seek asylum in offshore detention camps on the Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and Nauru in the South Pacific, while their application is being processed by Canberra. The facilities are reportedly holding over 1,200 migrants.
Australia's policy in regard to refugees has been repeatedly criticized by different rights groups.