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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Mass. would house hundreds of migrant children

By Peter Schworm, Michael Levenson and Maria Sacchetti , Globe Staff

Governor Patrick said he’s asked officials to find a location for the children for about four months.

Patrick wants Mass. to host immigrant children

By Jim O’Sullivan and Maria Sacchetti , Globe Staff

The Obama administration is trying to find places to house immigrant children who recently crossed the southern border illegally.

Federal officials acknowledge flights of immigrants to Mass.

By Maria Sacchetti , Globe staff

The federal government has increased the number of charter flights this year carrying immigrant detainees to Massachusetts.

Boston mayor to sign act limiting immigration holds

By Oliver Ortega and Maria Sacchetti , Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff

Martin Walsh’s stance marks a dramatic shift in the city that pioneered the Secure Communities program.