port of entry

noun phrase

: a place where foreign goods may be cleared through a customhouse
: a place where an alien may be permitted to enter a country

Examples of port of entry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In April, San Diego became the No. 1 port of entry for immigrants. Elaine Mallon, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 13 June 2024 And this time specific to asylum seekers between ports of entry. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 10 June 2024 But the daily average of arrests between official ports of entry remains above the 2,500 threshold. Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 The executive order would not address the 1,500 migrants per day who use the CBP One app at ports of entry. The Editors, National Review, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for port of entry 

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Word History

First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of port of entry was in 1714

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“Port of entry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/port%20of%20entry. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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