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The Caroline Detention Facility in Bowling Green, Virginia, on August 13, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

ICE has placed 5,200 detainees under medical quarantine at 39 separate detention facilities for exposure to mumps and chicken pox, an ICE official tells Axios.

Why it matters: Mumps, a fast-spreading but relatively mild virus that sometimes causes serious complications, is on the rise in ICE facilities. In March, an ICE official told Reuters that 2,287 detainees were medically quarantined in the U.S. There were no confirmed reports of mumps among ICE detainees before 2018, per an ICE official.

  • The long- and short-term effects on those quarantined include lengthier stays in detention, delayed deportation and postponed scheduled consular interviews, Nathalie Asher, ICE executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations, tells Axios.

Between the lines: People who are quarantined can face limited access to their attorneys and bond or asylum proceedings, Quartz reports.

By the numbers: As of June 13, there are 4,276 detainees quarantined for exposure to mumps, 99 for exposure to mumps and chicken pox, and 825 for exposure to chicken pox alone. Since September 2018, ICE has had 334 confirmed cases of mumps among people in custody.

On the ground: Sara Ramey, immigration attorney and executive director of the Migrant Center for Human Rights, says a third of the clients she currently sees in the South Texas Detention Center are in medical quarantine for mumps.

  • "It’s much more of an issue than it has been in the past," Ramey said. "Hearings have been postponed a lot. That leaves the person in detention for weeks more than they would normally."
  • “There certainly seems to be an uptick of cohorts or quarantines happening in the detention centers. That seems to be a regular feature, where before it was an anomaly," Elissa Steglich, Clinical Professor at the University of Texas' Immigration Clinic, tells Axios.
  • "CoreCivic said they are offering vaccinations to the detainees, but not all are accepting the vaccinations," Deb Kline, director at Cleveland Jobs With Justice, tells Axios about the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center.
    • "They said 76% of the detainees have been vaccinated," she said, but CoreCivic, which owns and manages private prisons, did not specify what languages the vaccines were being offered in; it only confirmed that multiple languages were being used.

Of note: The recommended 2 doses of MMR vaccine is roughly 88% effective at preventing mumps, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 years in prison

An anti-coup protest in Yangon, Myanmar.Photo: Hkun Lat/Getty Images

A Myanmar court sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Monday to four years in prison on charges of "inciting public unrest" and breaking COVID-19 protocols, per the New York Times.

Why it matters: It's the first of several verdicts that could result in the 76-year-old Nobel laureate being imprisoned for the rest of her life.

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Pope Francis denounces European governments' migrant response

Pope Francis adresses refugees at the Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) in Mytilene on the island of Lesbos on Sunday. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Francis criticized European countries' response to migrants and asylum seekers during his visit to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Sunday.

Why it matters: The pope said "migration is a humanitarian crisis that concerns everyone," but little had changed in the global response to displaced peoples since his first visit to Lesbos five years ago, per a transcript of his remarks. "Human lives, real people, are at stake. ... let us stop this shipwreck of civilization!"

Chris Cuomo accuser: On-air "hypocrisy" spurred report

Journalist Chris Cuomo. Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images

A woman who accused fired CNN journalist Chris Cuomo of sexual misconduct said Sunday she decided to come forward after learning of his comments about women who made similar accusations about his brother. He denies her allegations.

Why it matters: Her attorney Debra Katz said in a statement that she heard "the hypocrisy" of his on-air words about his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and was "disgusted by his efforts to try to discredit these women," so "retained counsel to report his serious sexual misconduct against her to CNN."