Americans won't work in the fields for the wages that the illegals will. If the illegals weren't causing the wages to be so low you would probably find many Americans willing to do this work. When I was a child my parents did this work. When I was a kid I picked a little cotton myself for spending money. Of course that's all done with machines now. The real reason that not many Americans will not do this work now is they can do better with welfare. When I was young it was embarrassing if people knew that you were drawing welfare. That's no longer the case.