January 31, 2019 - 3:12 pm - Posted in News

Washington, D.C. — (RI) — Iowa Senator Joni Ernst remembered Sarah Root of Council Bluffs Thursday, on the third anniversary of her death.

The man who struck and killed Root in Omaha was not detained by ICE and fled the country.

Ernst says Root’s story should not be forgotten.

Ernst says this issue is somewhat connected to the current stalemate over the building of a border wall and the budget — but not directly linked.

She says Sarah’s Law is part of the whole issue that includes ensuring we don’t have “open and porous” borders.

Ernst says there also needs to be a path forward for those who are here illegally not of their own free will. Iowa Senator, Chuck Grassley joined Ernst. along with Nebraska Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse in reintroducing the legislation in honor of Sarah.

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