Legislation passed to bring Amber Alert system to reservations
Last updated 5/21/2018 at 2:13pm
PHOENIX-Congress has passed legislation that brings the Amber Alert system for abducted or missing children to Native American reservations, a move to prevent deaths like those of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike.
Ashlynne's parents and Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., advocated for the Ashlynne Mike Amber Alert in Indian Country Act to close a loophole in the system's funding that left tribes ineligible for support, he said at a news conference at the state capitol. The measure awaits President Donald Trump's signature.
Supporters of the bill, named after a Navajo girl who was abducted and killed in May...