Maria Sacchetti

Sacchetti covers immigration for the Metro desk. A Lawrence native, she lived for almost six years in Latin America and has a master’s degree in Latin American studies. She is fluent in Spanish.

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In local Dominican community, debate on racism boiling

By , Globe Staff

In recent weeks, prominent Dominicans here have criticized the country’s citizenship policies toward people of Haitian descent.

Caribbean issue divides Mass. lawmakers

By , Globe Staff

The conflict roiling the Dominican Republic is testing loyalties and pushing local politicians to take sides in the international fray.

Thousands attend fireworks spectacular on Esplanade

By Monica Disare, Astead Herndon, Rosa Nguyen, and , Globe correspondents and Globe staff

The 42d annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a distinctly Boston event, but attracts people from all over the world.

Newest illegal immigrants face more scrutiny than many criminals

By , Globe Staff

Authorities are tracking some asylum seekers more than dangerous criminals with weekly check-ins and 24-hour surviellance, say lawyers.