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Senators pushing for Sarah's Law

Sarah Root's family brings complaint against...
Posted at 5:44 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 06:44:37-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Senators from Nebraska and Iowa joined together to push for a new bill honoring Sarah Root, a former Bellevue University graduate.

Sarah's Law would require immigration officials to hold anyone in the country illegally who was charged with a crime resulting in someone's death.

Thursday marked three years since drunk driver Eswin Mejia hit and killed Root. Mejia was an undocumented immigrant. He disappeared after posting bond while facing vehicular homicide charges.