A prominent US anti-immigration think tank has warned a refugee resettlement deal won't last Donald Trump's first day as president.
"My sense is that when the word gets out on this, it'll be dead on arrival," Mark Krikorian, executive director of the influential Centre for Immigration Studies, told Fairfax Media on Monday, predicting a "firestorm" of opposition from anti-immigration activists.
"I don't expect any Republicans will defend it; I can't see a lot of Democrats defending it either," he said.
Malcolm Turnbull is heralding a new deal to resettle refugees in the United States, but can't say how many will be sent or if it will even survive past January.
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