Immigration and Customs Enforcement is adding the illegal immigrant arrested and then released after killing 21-year old Sarah Root while street-racing drunk to ICE’s Most Wanted list, according to Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE).
Edwin (Eswin) Mejia, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, absconded after ICE declined to detain him — as his crimes “did not meet ICE’s enforcement priorities” as laid out by the Obama administration — and he posted bail.
The update to the ICE Most Wanted list, per Sasse’s office, reads:
Subject is a 19-year old citizen of Honduras, an at-large illegal alien, currently wanted for motor vehicle homicide. In 2016, Mejia was arrested for felony driving under the influence of liquor, after he struck a vehicle that allegedly caused the death of a young woman. He unlawfully entered the U.S. in 2013 and despite numerous attempts by ICE to locate his whereabouts, he currently remains at-large.
Name: Edwin Mejia
Alias: Eswin Mejia
Date of Birth: June 3, 1996
Place of Birth: Honduras
Skin Tone: Medium
Weight: 150 lbs.
Last Known Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Sasse has pressed ICE repeatedly about its apparent negligence in allowing Mejia to run free. Wednesday Sasse again chastised the department for its actions.
“This important development underscores the seriousness of the situation, something ICE should have recognized immediately,” Sasse said in a statement. “Mr. Mejia should not need to be on this list — he should be in jail.”
“ICE originally said that Mr. Mejia was not an ‘enforcement priority’ but this morning he was placed on their Most Wanted list,” he added. “The public still does not have a complete account of what went wrong. It is well past time for ICE to make all the facts known so this never happens again.”