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Three years after Sarah Root died in a metro traffic accident, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst has launched a new push to shepherd Sarah’s Law through congress.
It was a case that quickly gained national attention.
The drunk driver who hit Sarah was in the country illegally. [Edwin] Mejia was street racing when he crashed into Sarah’s SUV near 33rd and L streets. Mejia posted bond and vanished.
That was three years ago, Thursday.
On the day marking that tragedy, Sen. Ernst reignited the campaign to pass Sarah's Law.
“It is very important that others who go through tragedies like this actually see justice,” she said, “and Sarah's family has not seen justice."
Sen. Ernst's bill would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take custody of someone in the country illegally and charged with a crime that results in death or a serious injury.
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