Einreise

Substantiv

partial

entry

Comparative law notes

Term used under the US Immigration and Naturalization Act. "The Act defined "entry" in part as "any coming of an alien into the United States from a foreign port or place or from an outlying possession, whether voluntary or otherwise." Section 101(a)(13) of the Act (1994). The term "entry" centrally references a physical event—the act of crossing into the United States. The term has come to be understood, however, as any physical entry or crossing over into the US, whether by a citizen or alien. Since that understanding is consistent with the meaning of the German term, Einreise, the two words can be seen as near or full equivalents.