That is so untrue to get welfar or any kind of state help you have to show your birth certificate to prove you a citizen
... or the birth certificate of your American citizen "anchor baby" that you popped out on US soil which then entitles you to tons of social services. Medi-Cal pays for 100,000 Anchor Babies born each year to illegal aliens
. Each of these babies qualifies for thousands of dollars in government services without the parents having to prove their legal status. Accepting welfare assistance is so prevalent in the Hispanic community that it is culturally accepted.
Take the case of the LA county Emergency Room situation where 9 ER's have closed in 5 years and there are $1.6 billion in unpaid costs per year in LA county alone.
I know you're just running on emotion but go have a few looks at some illegal immigration facts
As for the claim that citizens won't work the fields, well that's partially California's fault. They offer so much in welfare benefits and the field workers are paid so low due to the high amount of illegal alien workers willing to work for cheap wages that you're taking a huge "pay" cut just taking the job.
If there weren't as many workers the wages would go up and it might actually start looking appealing to those who could make more working than "sitting on their butt at home" and collecting the same amount or more.
The other part of the problem is those who have grown up in homes that have received welfare their whole lives. They have learned that they can live a semi decent life sitting on their butt and watching TV rather than actually working.
So you are correct that there are many who are lazy, but to suggest that all Americans are just too lazy because they don't want to be paid slave wages is just a ridiculous notion and an insult to the millions of Americans who get up and go to work in manual labor jobs all across this country.
So much for americans
You should really look into your hatred for Americans. Get out of California and you'll realize that the rest of this country is filled with hard working Americans who don't need to rely on illegal aliens in order for our society to exist.
I've lived in 9 different states and no matter where I've lived there are hard working Americans everywhere. However, only when I lived in California did I constantly here this absolute hatred for Americans every time I turned around. How "an American wouldn't do this" or "an American wouldn't do that". It's like a disease passed through the water out there.
Go have a little read over at The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration. All facts and figures are sourced rather than pulled out of the air.