Maurice Alberda's Letter

Honorable Immigration Judge,

            I am the grandfather of Pedro’s wife, Emily, and have known Pedro forabout seven years. In that time he has become a good friend and a grandson to me. I have regularly observed his care for and commitment to Emily and their three-year old son, Logan, with whom he has a very close and rich relationship.

When visiting them I have seen Pedro consistently do more than half of the cleaning, cooking, and child care.  

            He has also become a loved and respected member of our extended family, participating in gatherings and sharing in activities.  I absolutely believe that, given the opportunity to return home, he will continue to prove his value to his family, to his community and to this country.


Maurice S. Alberda

Retired Community College Professor


Pedro was detained at Stewart Detention Center for 19 months.

NACARA is the type of relief Pedro was granted. Click here to find out what it is.