Congressman Steve King

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King Introduces Sarah’s Law in Honor of Sarah Root from Iowa

Jul 6, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King introduced Sarah’s Law today in honor of Sarah Root, a 21 year-old girl from Iowa who graduated from Bellvue University with a 4.0 degree in crime investigation. Sadly, her life tragically ended when she was murdered by 19 year-old Eswin Mejia, an illegal immigrant:

To watch Congressman Steve King’s full statement, click here.

Sarah’s Law requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take into custody illegal aliens who have been charged in the United States with a crime resulting in the death or serious bodily injury of another person. U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst from Iowa and Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse from Nebraska introduced a companion bill in the Senate last week.

To read Mr. King’s oped detailing more about Sarah Root’s story and his time spent with her family, click here.

To view the original text of the bill, click here.

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