Border Crosser Law and Legal Definition

The term ‘border crosser’ when used in the context of immigration refers to:

a. An alien resident of the U.S. reentering the nation after an absence of less than 6 months in Canada or Mexico; or

b. A nonresident alien entering the U.S. across the Canadian border for stays less than six months; or

c. A nonresident alien entering the U.S. across the Mexican border for stays less than 72 hours.