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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Sanctuary cities say Trump’s plan will hurt residents most in need

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“He’s going to have to hurt a lot of people to make a political point,” said Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera.

Driver arrested after hitting Boston police officer, fleeing

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Police said the man has several outstanding warrants for his arrest and the license plates on his car had previously been reported stolen.

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Trump deportation talk sparks firestorm

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Advocates for immigrants fear Trump’s plan will be deployed as a cover to arrest immigrants and their families who came here to work and never committed any crimes.

State’s ‘sanctuary cities’ risk losing federal funds under Trump

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Donald Trump has said he will halt all federal funding to such cities, including Somerville, Chelsea, and Boston.