point of entry

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Noun1.point of entry - a port in the United States where customs officials are stationed to oversee the entry and exit of people and merchandise
port - a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
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We will tackle the drug menace at the point of entry and that is our ports.
But Texas' embattled child welfare system doesn't have enough available beds, so office spaces like the Point of Entry are now being used as temporary homes for foster kids that nobody else wants.
Capture at the Point of Entry has been around for years and is proven to help organizations manage the shift from paper-based business practices towards digital data, a shift that has reduced costs, improved process efficiency, and met compliance requirements.
Animal Kingdom, the mount of Joel Rosario, gets 2lb from Point Of Entry, who came too late when suffering a half-length defeat behind Little Mike in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
PixAlert offers the only solutions that identify, eliminate and prevent unwanted images that get on to desktops or networks via any point of entry including email, memory sticks, laptops, digital cameras, scanners, CDs/DVDs, Wi-Fi or 3G phones.
An integral part of a suite of products for firms that have RF and/or Fiber Optic networks, CommNets Fiber is one of many applications in the CommNets Suite that facilitates end-to-end connectivity of the entire infrastructure network for both inside and outside plant, upholds the premise of a single point of entry for each type of data, and enables enterprise wide distribution of data.
Paired with Williams & Tsien, Carsten Holler took the lead by proposing converging slides--a device he has employed as a short-cut in real buildings--and the architects incorporated this adult playground within a raised podium of compressed snow that is as enigmatic as Pallasmaa's pentagon, until you reach the point of entry.