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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AG Healey, immigration lawyers cheer appeals court ruling on travel ban

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The federal case in Boston paved the way for other challenges, lawyers and advocates say.

Boston police did not turn over immigrants to ICE in 2016

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Police refused to detain 15 immigrants they arrested last year, based on a city policy that has drawn criticism from President Trump.

Joy and relief supplant fear and frustration at Logan

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In a stunning reversal, federal agencies said they would allow visa holders from seven Muslim-majority nations to enter the US.

Seattle judge halts Trump’s immigration order nationwide

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The White House vowed Friday night to fight the ruling, initially issuing a statement that called it an “outrageous order.”