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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Local Cubans express hope for island nation

By , Globe Staff

The news of thawed diplomatic relations brought optimistic and skeptical words from local Cuban-Americans.

For legal immigrants, a long path to America

By , Globe Staff

As many wait several years for visas, some are upset over the president’s recent action on illegal immigration.

Immigrants seek details on eligibility after executive order

By , Globe Staff

Immigrants, many starved for details about President Obama’s executive order, are flocking to information sessions.

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.