January 10, 2017
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, secured a commitment from President-elect Trump’s Attorney General nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions, to quickly outline enforcement priorities to protect people like Sarah Root who was killed when an illegal alien hit her car in a drunken street racing incident. Ms. Root's killer was allowed to walk free and is currently on ICE's Most Wanted list.
“It has been nearly a year since Sarah Root was killed by an illegal alien who escaped custody because the federal government ignored the Omaha Police Department’s request for a detainer," said Sasse. "I am pleased to have secured a commitment from Attorney General nominee, Jeff Sessions, to address this so we can ensure killers like Eswin Mejia face justice."