Do immigrants threaten American customs and beliefs?

Do immigrants threaten American customs and beliefs?
Do immigrants threaten American customs and beliefs?

Do immigrants threaten American customs and beliefs?

A recent poll shows a whopping 78 percent of Americans believe undocumented immigrants are a threat to "traditional" American beliefs and customs, while 49 percent believe immigrants in general are a threat to those beliefs and customs. Why the fears? And what are these "traditional" American beliefs and customs anyway? Brandeis University sociologist Jillian Powers joins us to explain some of the reasons behind the fears and how we decide what our customs and beliefs are as a country. Photo: Flickr/Elvert Barnes