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port of entry

[′pȯrt əv ′en·trē]
(civil engineering)
A location for clearance of foreign goods and citizens through a customhouse.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Border Patrol participates in "operational readiness exercises" to prepare for the caravan moving through Mexico and heading towards the border, according to a CBP agent, at the Paso del Norte Port of Entry on Friday, November 9, 2018, in El Paso, Texas.
It is very important to select the appropriate category, to prepare complete documentation and for the American employee to be properly prepared for an interview with the immigration officer at the port of entry or Canadian Consulate or Embassy in the Unites States.
ceding insurers would not be permitted to condition statutory financial statement credit for reinsurance on a national or a port of entry reinsurer posting collateral in support of its obligations under a reinsurance agreement.
Intelligence officers assigned to the Paso del Norte port of entry meet with representatives from the El Paso Police Department intelligence unit, the El Paso County Sheriffs Office, the FBI, the DEA, the Border Patrol, and the U.S.
In the Mexican city of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, about an hour and a half from the border, Aguilar got assistance from an evangelical group, which recommended that he bring his family to a port of entry.
"There's no magic to the port of entry," said Camilo Perez-Bustillo, who works at the El Paso-based advocacy group the Hope Border Institute.
"There's no magic to the port of entry," said Camilo Perez-Bustillo, who works at El Paso-based advocacy group the Hope Border Institute.
Though the family sought asylum at a port of entry - the way the system is designed to work - the children were sent to New York while the mother stayed detained in Texas, according to the lawsuit.