House passes ‘No Sanctuary for Criminals Act’ to address ICE crackdown

The House on Wednesday passed an immigration overhaul bill that includes a measure to ban all sanctuary cities, including ones that don’t comply with federal immigration law.

The measure also requires federal agencies to report to Congress on the number of immigrants in their custody.

The legislation passed 217-213, with two Democrats joining the Republicans to oppose it.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) hailed the bipartisan support and said it was an “important step forward” to crack down on illegal immigration.

“This bipartisan approach will give law enforcement the tools to keep the American people safe,” he said in a statement.

“The bill does not create a new sanctuary city and does not change current federal policies that have led to the criminalization of so many Americans.”

The measure would ban sanctuary cities that don