It Wasn't Easy Growing Up As An Immigrant

  • Published: 04 July 2019
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    Corrie was born in The Philippines and lived there with her mom and dad. Her parents grew up in the Philippines, and many of their relatives lived there for most of their lives. Corrie's sister was also born in the Philippines, and they were always surrounded by family.

    When Corrie's parents were first married, they always dreamed of moving to America. The United States was known as the land of opportunity and freedom, and, over time, many of Corrie's relatives began to move to America for a chance at a better life. Corrie's parents wanted the same opportunities and lifestyle for their family, too.

    The Immigration process was very difficult, and it took years for Corrie's parents to be able to immigrate to The United States. They had to take tests, prove that they weren't dangerous and receive approval from doctors. After lots of hard work and dedication, Corrie's parents were able to move their family to California.

    As excited as she was to finally be in America, Corrie faced many challenges when she started school. She didn't speak English as well as the other kids, and she had a hard time connecting with her classmates and making friends. She eventually got used to her new environment, and she began speaking English fluently.

    When Corrie went to middle school, she was reminded of the things that made her and her family different. Whenever she brought her lunch to school, kids would make fun of the food her dad packed her. She pronounced words differently than her classmates, and when she would go out in public with her parents, there were times that she had to translate and help them communicate with other people.

    Although there were times that Corrie felt different than everyone else, and though it wasn't easy growing up as an immigrant, she is forever grateful for her parents and the sacrifices they made for her family.

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Comments • 8 603

  • Dara Varela
    Dara Varela  6 hours back


    • Mõönlight Lûnå_pláyz

      I'm from philippines.

      • Joey Bernardo
        Joey Bernardo  1 days back

        Im born in pilipines too

        • Sophia Timbol
          Sophia Timbol  1 days back



            98%- Rice
            2%- Other stuff
            Edit: I realized I copied someone but I'm still keeping this...

            • Genesia Alvarado
              Genesia Alvarado  2 days back

     I’m sure someone out there can relate

              • Gacha Lifer45
                Gacha Lifer45  2 days back

                “United States was known as the land for opportunity’s and freedom”

                Me friend watching this with me “...and school shootings”

                • Elena Jasmine
                  Elena Jasmine  2 days back

                  Some of my classmates bullied me because im a muslim
                  And i kinda have diffrent friends , but thats ok!

                  • Việt Bui
                    Việt Bui  2 days back

                    No the USA sucks Canada you always belong there

                    • Your Mom
                      Your Mom  2 days back

                      Wow before America was to welcome immigrants,now it’s to put them in cages....damn that hurts

                      • Kim Sa-Gi
                        Kim Sa-Gi  2 days back

                        still appreciate u <3
                        Also, my past was the same as yours so CAN I BE UR FRIEND I'm lonely •_•

                        • Smart Sonia LoL
                          Smart Sonia LoL  2 days back

                          People think that my family and I speak another language just because my dad is darker than me, they even ask where I came from 😶

                          • Mario Garcia
                            Mario Garcia  2 days back

                            Yeah I'm a immigrant

                            • Felicitas Hugo
                              Felicitas Hugo  3 days back

                              Im a filipino sino pilipino leave a like

                              • Jeliane Benedicto
                                Jeliane Benedicto  3 days back

                                𝘐'𝘮 𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘰 𝘬𝘢 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘢

                                • Kaissah Perigo
                                  Kaissah Perigo  3 days back

                                  Bruhhh rice is delicious, Btw im from Philippines too🇵🇭🇵🇭 I speak in Philippines ,tagalog ang cebuano

                                  • The Football Friends
                                    The Football Friends  3 days back

                                    Did any see the face on the map of America 0:57

                                    • cookie skits:3
                                      cookie skits:3  3 days back

                                      Im latino.....rice is my life

                                      • Cosmiic Boi
                                        Cosmiic Boi  3 days back

                                        She should be thankful she didn’t have lunchables they’re ok but very unhealthy

                                        • Izzy & Joce
                                          Izzy & Joce  3 days back

                                          I am Filipino too and my friends treat me the same as like I am the and I like sticky rice!! Taste so good

                                          • Isidora A. Valeria Torres


                                            Those guys in the USA: HoW cAn YoU gEt RiCe, It SucKs!

                                            Meanwhile in Chile....

                                            • Kate Thao27
                                              Kate Thao27  5 days back

                                              I get bully cuz I’m not Spanish

                                              • sup its chloie:3
                                                sup its chloie:3  5 days back

                                                *clears throught* let me tell you what its like is like being a Filipino/filipina

                                                We eat rice a lot

                                                Filipino parents are strict

                                                WE HAVE THE BEST FOOD EVA!

                                                we're very smart and DEFINENTALY CHRISTIAN

                                                And mostly SUPA DUPA FUNNY😏😂🇵🇭👌
                                                for those who are from the philipines.........KAMUSTA KABAYAN!,😄😄😄

                                                • BBC Vlogger
                                                  BBC Vlogger  5 days back

                                                  My only problem with being Filipino is everyone thinking I am Mexican.

                                                  • _Vixlin_
                                                    _Vixlin_  5 days back

                                                    Me: sees Philippines
                                                    Also me: *Hell yeah*

                                                    • cherri_ cate
                                                      cherri_ cate  5 days back

                                                      Aye Filipino squad!!
                                                      It’s okay I was born in America but English is still hard!

                                                      • Gacha Wolfie
                                                        Gacha Wolfie  5 days back

                                                        Ima fillippina tooooo

                                                        • Paulo César Vela Rodriguez

                                                          RICE. IS FUCKING.DELICIOUS especially if you eat it with meat and sauces

                                                          • Princess&Zyra Cordero
                                                            Princess&Zyra Cordero  6 days back

                                                            Im princess im in felipino ako

                                                            • Silver Llama
                                                              Silver Llama  7 days back

                                                              Rice is better than a disgusting ham and cheese sandwich.

                                                              • Mireya Montoya
                                                                Mireya Montoya  7 days back

                                                                My parents are also immigrants and they went from Mexico to the United states

                                                                • BMM_Productions
                                                                  BMM_Productions  7 days back

                                                                  Rice: delicious
                                                                  Filipino foods: FUCKIN’ EXTRAVAGANT

                                                                  • Jesus Ross
                                                                    Jesus Ross  1 weeks back

                                                                    No it is not i am one to

                                                                    • Linda Rodriguez
                                                                      Linda Rodriguez  1 weeks back

                                                                      It doesn't matter for our family and matter of family :)

                                                                      • IVIRUS
                                                                        IVIRUS  1 weeks back

                                                                        Wait is she filippino?
                                                                        Cuz i am pinoy :p

                                                                        • Shadow K-Pop
                                                                          Shadow K-Pop  1 weeks back

                                                                          99.99%: *RICE*

                                                                          • •Pineapple• Gacha•

                                                                            When they said rice was weird and gross, I went straight to the comments to see what other people thought of this! Who’s relatable?

                                                                            • Emaan Faisal
                                                                              Emaan Faisal  1 weeks back

                                                                              99% ice is amazing like bruh who doesn’t like RICE
                                                                              1% OTher nonsense

                                                                              • God The holy father
                                                                                God The holy father  1 weeks back

                                                                                I can relate

                                                                                  1.B Views  1 weeks back

                                                                                  *RICE IS SUPER DELICIOUS*

                                                                                  *THEY'RE BETTER THAN YOUR FREAKING LUNCHABLES*

                                                                                  • junakigamerlover gacha life & vloging

                                                                                    Pilipines i live there

                                                                                    • Chet Choy
                                                                                      Chet Choy  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Her: America is about freedom!

                                                                                      Me: So your parents haven't taught you huh?

                                                                                      • gabrowo
                                                                                        gabrowo  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Rice and eggs are real good

                                                                                      • Samantha Rodriguez
                                                                                        Samantha Rodriguez  1 weeks back

                                                                                        My parents are immagrents, but I was born in the u.s.a so I'm Hispanic,

                                                                                        • DANIELA LOPEZ
                                                                                          DANIELA LOPEZ  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Same!!! And I’m so proud being a Hispanic!!!

                                                                                      • XxxGamingAlexxX
                                                                                        XxxGamingAlexxX  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I feel you😅

                                                                                        • Angelie M
                                                                                          Angelie M  1 weeks back

                                                                                          FILIPINO AKO

                                                                                          Like if you are from the philippines

                                                                                          • Creeper Slipper
                                                                                            Creeper Slipper  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I'm Filipino to :3

                                                                                            • Odalis Hernandez
                                                                                              Odalis Hernandez  1 weeks back

                                                                                              No all US ppl but most of them are racist... I said that cause a lot of ppl have been told me "how is the weather on Philippines" just to discriminate my English pronunciation. I don't know why they sued to be like this, but anyways I'm bilingual and they aren't, so that's so important.