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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Tsarnaev friend’s family seeking $30m from FBI over death

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The father of Ibragim Todashev is demanding $30 million from the bureau for allegedly harassing and fatally shooting his son.

Jail exploits detainees, lawsuit says

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An immigrant detainee filed suit against the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, saying civil detainees should not lose their right to the minimum wage.

Court puts immigrants’ applications, hopes on hold

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Immigrants and their advocates took stock after a judge halted two initiatives by President Obama.

Policy may reunite immigrants, endangered children

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A new federal refugee program would allow children to escape danger in their home countries and join their parents in the US.