Mark Krikorian highlights a story on Americans looking for work. Remember when people who argued for an open borders so that illegal immigrants could do work that American's wouldn't do, i.e. farm labor or other menial work?
Turns out that it is not pride that keeps Americans from doing that work, it is options. When the options for work dry up, Americans will prove that they are willing to do what ever work is available in order to pay their rent or put food on the table for the families.
That is what being American is all about, perserverence. That is what is going to bring America out of this economic crisis.