First-generation Americans
First-generation Americans and CNN Digital employees Anna, Christina, Jareen and Nicole. Photo by Amanda Jackson/CNN

What was it like growing up with two cultures?
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First-generation Americans

Approximately 20 million Americans are the adult children of immigrants. If your parents immigrated to America and you were born in the States, we want to hear from you.


What was it like growing up in an immigrant family in America? What struggles did you see your parents go through? We’d like to hear how you identify yourself in terms of your nationality and heritage.


Share your story along with a photo of you and your immigrant parent(s). Your story could be featured on


Using a smartphone? Please upload through the CNN app.


Published on CNN: 'I am the proud son of an immigrant'

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