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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Federal officials acknowledge flights of immigrants to Mass.

By Maria Sacchetti , Globe staff

The federal government has increased the number of charter flights this year carrying immigrant detainees to Massachusetts.

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.