As Central American refugees — families and unaccompanied children — continue to flood the South Texas border, immigration officials have changed where they are sending them. In June and July, hundreds of refugee families were flown to El Paso, Texas, for processing. Some 2,000 women and children were released to the faith-based Annunciation House, where they received shelter, clothing, food, and help with arranging transportation to relatives living in the United States. But now they’re being sent to detention centers in places like Artesia, New Mexico. “Here they had access to humane care and attorneys,” says Ruben Garcia. “In the detention centers there is no due process, no representation.” This is a major concern for Teresa Waggener, who works on immigration issues in the Office of the General Assembly for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She’s paying close attention this week to House and Senate hearings in Washington, D.C., on the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008.  Currently these unaccompanied children can be held in U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities for 72 hours. After that, they must be released to less restrictive health and human services facilities, where they get legal orientation, a child advocate and access to lawyers to help to work on their asylum claims.