Sarah Root

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Sarah Root

Sarah Root (May 1, 1994 – February 3, 2016) was a 21-year-old college student that was killed by an illegal alien drunk driver Eswin Mejia. Mejia had been street racing and slammed into Root's car. He was arrested, was freed on a $5000 bond and left the country within 72 hours. Root was taken off life support 72 hours after the crash. She had just graduated from college with top honors the day before her accident.

Mejia entered the U.S. from Honduras at age 16. He was stopped in Arizona, held in Tennessee and relocated to Nebraska. He had missed two previous court dates that the judge was unaware of and now remains a free man. "An investigation by the Omaha-World Herald revealed that a systematic failure at all levels - from state government to immigration officials."

Donald Trump would elevate her story at the GOP convention saying, [1]

'I've met Sarah's beautiful family. But to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn't worth protecting. 'One more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders.'


  1. The tragic story of the college graduate, 21, who Trump mentioned in his nomination acceptance speech after she was killed by a drunken illegal immigrant street-racer, The Daily Mail, June 23, 2016