Reporter

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.

Latest stories

Suspect in Chelsea slaying could have been held by ICE

By , Globe Staff

Federal immigration officials had no explanation this week for why they did not detain or deport Hector Ramirez.

Mother, 3 teens were said to have been gang victims

By and Laura Crimaldi , Globe Staff

Five murders — two in Chelsea and three in East Boston — were in the charges against alleged MS-13 members.

Raids target violent MS-13 gang

By and , Globe Staff

Fifty-six alleged leaders, members, and associates of the gang were indicted, federal prosecutors said.

Advocates cheer court’s decision to review immigration programs

By , Globe Staff

The Supreme Court could clear the way for millions of immigrants here illegally to apply for work permits this year.