America is facing a housing crisis. Americans earning minimum wage are unable to afford the average rent for a decent two-bedroom apartment in any state, county or metro area. California is facing some of the worst of it – there are only 22 affordable rental homes available per 100 extremely low-income households. But some southern California workers have a creative solution to the financial squeeze: living abroad. Correspondent Jessica Gomez has the story of U.S. citizens making a daily international commute.

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