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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Board conflicted on asylum for Afghan soldiers who fled Cape

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An immigration board issued conflicting opinions on whether to grant asylum to the soldiers who went AWOL from Camp Edwards last year.

Worries persist for Syrian refugees already in US

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“I think it’s wrong that the opinion is changing,” said one refugee, now living in Worcester. “Why should the Syrian refugees suffer the consequences?”

Baker’s stance on refugees draws ire of immigration groups

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Charlie Baker’s comments, suggesting Syrian refugees would not be welcome in Mass., followed statements by other governors.

Cruelty adds to loss for families of missing migrants

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It was already a devastating year for Maria Interiano, whose brother went missing crossing into Texas. Then the scam artists preyed on her pain.