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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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.

Lawmakers reject driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

By Maria Sacchetti , Globe staff

A committee of Massachusetts lawmakers rejected a bill Monday that would have granted driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

Fervor for TelexFree swayed thousands

By Maria Sacchetti and Beth Healy , Globe Staff

It’s becoming easier to understand how the company expanded so quickly in what is now alleged to have been a pyramid scheme.

Muslim immigration officer’s bias suit will proceed

By Maria Sacchetti , Globe Staff

A federal appeals court said the officer presented “telling evidence” of unfair hiring practices at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Boston.