Immigrant generations  

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The term first-generation may refer either to a person who has immigrated to a new country and been naturalized, or to the children of such an immigrant. The term second-generation consequently may refer to either the children or the grandchildren of such an immigrant. The terms are used interchangeably because of the ambiguity between them.

According to the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary a "First-generation" is

  1.  : "born in the U.S. -used of an American of immigrant parentage"
  2.  : "foreign-born -used of a naturalized citizen"

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