Moises MendozaDecember 14, 2012 07:00
TUSCON — Each morning when Tatianna Lesnikova wakes up, she mourns what she left behind when she fled the threat of political persecution in the Ukraine to the United States 20 years ago: Her now 39-year-old son. Then she remembers even if she wanted to leave the US to see him again, she can’t. Unless the law changes, she is stuck here for the rest of her life. The fact that the 63-year-old is stateless — meaning she has no citizenship anywhere at all — has dropped her into a twilight zone under US immigration law, which has no legal provisions for people like her.