Book is new and un-read. Pages tight, clean, and crisp. Very light shelfwear to edges. 242 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 2004. ISBN: 0742522288. Throughout America's history immigration policy has always been a controversial and complex topic, going to the heart of what it means to be American. Now, with terrorism as a new concern, Americans have begun to look closer at the effects of rising immigration and porous borders.