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PORT. A place to which the officers of the customs are appropriated, and which include the privileges and guidance of all members and creeks which are allotted to them. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; Postlewaith's Com. Dict. h.t.; 1 Chit. Com. L. Index, h.t. According to Dalloz, a port is a place within land, protected against the waves and winds, and affording to vessels a place of safety. Diet. Supp. h.t. By the Roman law a port is defined to be locus, conclusus, quo importantur merces, et unde exportantur. Dig. 50,16, 59. See 7 N. S. 81. 2. A port differs from a haven, (q.v.) and includes something more. 1st. It is a place at which vessels may arrive and discharge, or take in their cargoes. 2. It comprehends a vale, city or borough, called in Latin caput corpus, for the reception of mariners and merchants, for securing the goods, and bringing them to market, and for victualling the ships. 3. It is impressed with its legal character by the civil authority. Hale de Portibus Mar. c. 2; 1 Harg. 46, 73; Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 5; Com. Dig. Navigation, E; 4 Inst. 148; Callis on Sewers, 56; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; Dig. 60, 16, 59; Id. 43, 12, 1, 13; Id. 47, 10, 15, 7; Id. 39, 4, 15.

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illegally and secretly than those who attempted to seek refuge by presenting themselves unsuccessfully to the officials at ports of entry," the Yale Law & Policy Review wrote in 2000, discussing a 1984 appellate court decision in an asylum case.
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People can come in but they have to come in through the ports of entry," Trump told reporters before boarding Marine One to travel to Paris.
In the weeks since President Donald Trump's now-rescinded family separation policy has created chaos and confusion across the country, the messages from his administration and prominent Republican members of Congress have been clear: Seek asylum legally at official ports of entry, and you won't lose your kids.
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Department of State (DOS) consular officers and DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers collect biometrics - digital fingerprints and a photograph - from all non-US citizens between the ages of 14 and 79, with some exceptions, when they apply for visas or arrive at US ports of entry.
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