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Their kids can stay?

NEW YORK – Their cover blown, 10 Russian spies have given up their lives in the U.S. and headed home, but in at least one case their children probably won't follow.

A lawyer for Vicky Pelaez said Thursday that the teenage son she had with fellow Russian agent Mikhail Vasenkov during the decades they spent living in New York will most likely remain in the U.S., as will her 38-year-old son from a prior marriage.

"He's 17 years of age. He'll probably stay with his brother," attorney John Rodriguez said.

Arrangements were being made to relocate other children of the 10 Russian spies, who on Thursday admitted infiltrating the U.S. under assumed names to gather information for Moscow.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_russia_spy_kids

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:49 AM on Jul. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yeah I don't think that 38 year old would be very trustworthy as a US citizen, I bet he's in on it. The rest I ain't so sure about either, but if they were born here and they're not implicated there's little we can do I guess.
    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 10:32 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Well, technically, if the children were born on US soil, they are US citizens even if their parents were spies. Do you really think the children should be punished for crimes of their parents?
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:52 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • He is 17. He doesn't have to go to Russia, this is the only home he has known.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 10:06 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • just because their parents were spies, it does not mean that the kids had anything to do with it. why punish the kids for the crimes of the parents
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 10:09 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 9:49 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • And........ what?
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:53 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • One is 38....Sorry, just don't trust it.


    The younger ones are citizens..but why would they just leave their children here?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:01 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • but why would they just leave their children here?

    So they could live a better life here than in Russia. While I agree that if they are born here, they are citizens, I don't agree with immigrants coming here to have their babies and then using that as a manipulation of our laws.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:05 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Put yourself in their shoes. Would you take your children at almost adult ages away from the only home they have ever known if there was a place for them to go....such as an older brother who is also a CITIZEN!
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:14 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • A lawyer for Vicky Pelaez said Thursday that the teenage son she had with fellow Russian agent Mikhail Vasenkov during the decades they spent living in New York will most likely remain in the U.S., as will her 38-year-old son from a prior marriage.

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:16 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

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