i'm certain many americans apply for kitchen jobs. the rub seems to come from some unethical employers. they will tell a person they suspect of illegal entry, that yes, they will give them a job.but the immigrant must understand they can't be paid as much as a citizen. (bull...). that's part of why it seems americans won't do kitchen work or jobs like that, because immigrants MUST have money too. one greedy employer sees another doing it, then they do it, and another, and another. it's not american workers; it's american employers. they'd have to do it right with a citizen so they won't hire them.