So basically, you are considered a “second generation immigrant” if you were born in the United States to parents who were immigrants. As a second-generation immigrant, you might have grown up seeing your immigrant parents juggle multiple jobs or endure hostile work environments. They were unable to afford fine apparel or even basic entertainment. They made effort to hide the pain and stress that they were under, but you could read it in their eyes and body language. You might have thought you were too young to feel responsible for your parents’ sacrifices, but the memories of their hardships will always be with you.