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SC - International student workers in Myrtle Beach struggle to find safe, affordable housing

Between the influx of tourists and rapidly increasing local population, finding safe, affordable housing for the annual rush of international summer workers often presents a struggle.

Between the influx of tourists and rapidly increasing local population, finding safe, affordable housing for the annual rush of international summer workers often presents a struggle.

These student visa holders, typically referred to as J-1 workers after the name of the federal visa program that permits them into the U.S., usually come by the thousands every summer to fill low-wage seasonal jobs.

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented those students from coming last summer and severely hampered the program this year, but housing issues are continuing to persist, with one notable example.

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