Experiences of East first-generation immigrant students


James Kwak ('22)

First-generation immigrants aren’t immigrants themselves, but they are the children of immigrants.

By Eastside Online Staff, Cherry Hill High School East

Although there is some disagreement on what being a first-generation immigrant exactly is, it’s generally agreed that a first-generation immigrant is a citizen who has a parent that immigrated to the country that they are citizens of. At Cherry Hill East, there are first-generation immigrant students, who have parents that immigrated from all parts of the world. Being a first-generation immigrant comes with many different challenges. And in this multimedia package, Eastside will investigate the various aspects of life that a first-generation immigrant at East has or continues to go through.

This story continues on Eastside Online and was originally published on February 22, 2021.