Sarah Rae-Anne Root
Sarah Rae-Anne Root was killed by drunk driver Eswin Mejia who was illegally in the US at the time and is on the ICE Most Wanted List. His blood alcohol content was 0.241, three times the legal limit. The family’s outrage led to work with politicians to create the Sarah Law. As Mejia crossed the Honduras border illegally in 2013 Sarah’s mother Michelle became an advocate for changing the law on undocumented immigrants. In his Presidential acceptance speech, Donald Trump attacked Obama’s immigration policies referencing Root being “just one more American life that wasn’t worth protecting. Michelle brought the matter to Senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst and thereafter President Trump for the implementation of Sarah’s Law.