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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In Mass., Obama’s order creates fault line for thousands

By Maria Sacchetti , Globe Staff

Some of the 185,000 illegal immigrants in Massachusetts will be helped by Obama’s order, while others still wait.

Mixed reactions from locals on Obama’s immigration plan

By , and , Globe Staff

Area residents felt a mix of disappointment and joy as it became clear that the president would help some immigrants, but not others.

Baker’s cabinet pick raises eyebrows

By , Globe Staff

Longtime Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash comes from a city of immigrants.

Immigrants eager for presidential action on deportations

By , Globe Staff

Millions of immigrants nationwide are waiting for President Obama to keep his promise to spare them from deportation.