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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19 immigrant-rights activists arrested at Suffolk jail

By Maria Sacchetti , Globe Staff

The advocates were arrested after blocking the entrance in a protest demanding a halt to deportations.

Immigration officials free gay Ethiopian man after 2 months

By Maria Sacchetti , Globe staff

The 19-year-old had been jailed since January, shortly after he lost his student visa.

Todashev reports leave Waltham wondering about 2011

By Maria Sacchetti , Globe Staff

Two separate reports confirmed that Ibragim Todashev confessed last May in Orlando that he was involved in the 2011 slayings of three men.

Todashev allegedly wrote confession on involvement in Waltham slayings

By Maria Sacchetti , Globe staff

Minutes before an FBI agent killed him, Ibragim Todashev was writing a confession detailing his alleged involvement in the slayings of three men in Waltham, investigators said.