Cultural, economic forces drive attitudes toward immigration

In this ninth installment of the "Border Views" video series, Terri Givens, associate professor in the Department of Government, discusses the connections between Europe's immigration policies and those of the U.S., as well as cultural forces that drive attitudes toward immigration.

Givens studies radical right parties as well as immigration politics, security and immigrant integration in Europe.

Watch two more videos with Professor Givens from the ninth installment of "Border Views":

About the video series

As Americans continue to debate immigration reform, border enforcement and Arizona's recent legislation, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are offering their viewpoints on these issues through a series of online videos.

Each week, "Border Views" has showcased a different faculty member discussing such topics as the history of illegal immigration, the pros and cons of the Arizona law, the unusual political alliances that have developed around this debate and the media's role in covering it.

Visit the "Border Views" main page for a complete lineup of our experts' videos.