Border Crossings Reach Record Highs, But Masto Sides With Biden Administration Instead of Protecting Nevada Families
RENO, NV — Today, Adam Laxalt's campaign released a new ad, "Crisis," which highlights Democrats' refusal to secure our southern border. The new ad highlights Catherine Cortez Masto and Kamala Harris insisting that our border is secure, despite the fact that nearly 5 million illegal immigrants have illegally crossed the southern border since Joe Biden took office. The ad features footage from Laxalt's visit to the southern border weeks ago. Cortez Masto still has yet to visit the southern border since Biden took office in January 2021.
“The Biden administration's catastrophic failure at our southern border has created a humanitarian crisis that deeply impacts Nevada's economy and security,'' said Laxalt. "It's a problem that requires decisive action but Senator Cortez Masto won't even look at it with her own eyes."
"What I saw was tragically unforgettable," Laxalt continued. "All of this is the result of Joe Biden’s open border policies enabled by my opponent, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who denies the border is open because she’s more interested in covering for Biden.”
Narrator: Joe Biden and Democrats have dismantled border security, causing a crisis of human trafficking, crime, and lethal opioids. Biden’s allies won’t admit they opened our borders.
Kamala Harris: “Our border is secure...”
Cortez Masto: “First of all, there’s no open borders...” Narrator: Catherine Cortez Masto does whatever Joe Biden tells her to. Adam Laxalt will stand up to Biden and Democrats to secure our border, stop human trafficking fight illegal drugs, and protect Nevada families. Adam Laxalt: I’m Adam Laxalt and I approve this message.
The Biden administration is spreading the outright lie that the border crisis is a “very new” situation.
Migrants from more than 160 countries have been encountered at the border since Biden took office, and illegal encounters have been above 150,000 for 18 straight months.
The number of illegal immigrants not from Mexico or the Northern Triangle – graph below – has been increasing since Biden took office, and has been extremely elevated since at least July 2021.
2 MILLION illegal immigrants have been encountered at the border since Biden took office.
Of the 4.2 million that have crossed the border since Biden took office, over 800,000 “gotaways” have escaped into the U.S. since Biden took office.
Biden’s DEA says fentanyl is being smuggled into the U.S. and is “killing Americans…at catastrophic and record rates like we have never seen before.”
More migrants are dying than ever before.
Terrorists, rapists, predators, gang members, murderers, and cartels are exploiting the chaos.
Experts say “the [processing] system has literally collapsed on itself.”
Democrat border-town mayors confirm the border is not secure.
Senator Cortez-Masto voted against the border wall, and against 18,000 Border Patrol agents, but voted for 87,000 IRS enforcers and to keep dangerous criminals out of jail.
The National Border Patrol Council, which represents roughly 18,000 Border Patrol Agents, endorsed Adam Laxalt for US Senate last July.