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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He couldn’t get a visa, and he couldn’t get deported. So he went to law school instead

By , Globe Staff

Antonio Massa Viana, now here legally, was the first unauthorized immigrant admitted to the state bar in Mass.

East Boston man identified as Breakheart Reservation drowning victim

By , Globe Staff

Roberto Martinez, 35, was swimming with his son and a nephew. The children were unharmed.

Lawmakers call for US to be a refuge for Central Americans

By , Globe Staff

Advocates argue people are fleeing the horrors of drugs, human smuggling, and some of the world’s highest murder rates.

Obama’s immigration goals defeated in Supreme Court deadlock

By and Miguel Otarola , Globe Staff

The Supreme Court justices failed to reach agreement on President Obama’s immigration policy proposal, leaving a lower court’s ban in place.