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 Boston, immigrants have heard enough from Trump

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In Massachusetts advocates for immigrants say it is far too late to change anyone’s minds about Trump.

In this Boston court, chains are a familiar sound

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Advocates for immigrants say the pervasive use of shackles is demeaning to detainees who face charges of civil infractions, not crimes.

Brazilian consulates, including Boston’s, on partial strike

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Workers launched a partial strike this week saying they are paid far less than other federal workers in similar jobs back home.

A startling trend in state’s drownings

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