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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A startling trend in state’s drownings

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Immigrants are significantly overrepresented among drowning victims in Mass. ponds, lakes, and pools.

He was a star law student. And an undocumented immigrant. He passed the Mass. bar, anyway.

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Antonio Massa Viana, now here legally, was the first unauthorized immigrant admitted to the state bar in Mass.

East Boston man identified as Breakheart Reservation drowning victim

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Roberto Martinez, 35, was swimming with his son and a nephew. The children were unharmed.

Lawmakers call for US to be a refuge for Central Americans

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Advocates argue people are fleeing the horrors of drugs, human smuggling, and some of the world’s highest murder rates.