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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East Boston man identified as Breakheart Reservation drowning victim

By , Globe Staff

Roberto Martinez, 35, was swimming with his son and a nephew. The children were unharmed.

Lawmakers call for US to be a refuge for Central Americans

By , Globe Staff

Advocates argue people are fleeing the horrors of drugs, human smuggling, and some of the world’s highest murder rates.

Obama’s immigration goals defeated in Supreme Court deadlock

By and Miguel Otarola , Globe Staff

The Supreme Court justices failed to reach agreement on President Obama’s immigration policy proposal, leaving a lower court’s ban in place.

The human impact of the immigration decision

By and , Globe Staff

About 4 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States will not be protected from deportation.