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PUBLIC LAW 101-649—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 5025 entertsdner or with such a group under a program that is culturally unique; or "(iv) is the spouse or child of an alien described in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) and is accompanying, or following to join, the alien.", (b) PERIODS OF ADMISSION, ETC.— Section 214 (8 U.S.C. 1184) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by inserting "(1)" after "(a)" and by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2)(A) The period of authorized status as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15XO) shall be for such period as the Attorney General may specify in order to provide for the event for which the nonimmigrant is admitted. "(B)(i) The period of authorized status as a nonimmigrant described in section 101(a)(15XP) shall be for such period as the Attorney General may specify in order to provide for the competition, event, or performance for which the nonimmigrant is admitted. In the case of nonimmigrants admitted as individual athletes under section 101(a)(15XP), the period of authorized status may be for an initial period (not to exceed 5 years) during which the nonimmigrant will perform as an athlete and such period may be extended by the Attorney General for an additional period of up to 5 years. "(ii) An alien who is admitted as a nonimmigrant under clause (ii) or (iii) of section 101(a)(15XP) may not be readmitted as such a nonimmigrant unless the alien has remained outside the United States for at least 3 months after the date of the most recent admission. The Attorney General may waive the application of the previous sentence in the case of individual tours in which the application would work an undue hardship."; and (2) in subsection (c), as amended by section 206(b)— (A) in paragraph (1), by striking "or (L)" and inserting ",(L),(0),or(P)(i)",and (B) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: "(3) The Attorney General shall approve a petition— "(A) with respect to a nonimmigrant described in section 101(a)(15XOXi) only after consultation with peer groups in the area of the alien's ability or, with respect to aliens seeking entry for a motion picture or television production, after consultation with the appropriate union representing the alien's occupational peers and a management organization in the area of the alien's ability, or "(B) with respect to a nonimmigrant described in section 101(a)(15XOXii) after consultation with labor organizations with expertise in the skill area involved. In the case of an alien seeking entry for a motion picture or television production, (i) any opinion under the previous sentence shall only be advisory, (ii) any such opinion that recommends denial must be in writing, (iii) in making the decision the Attorney General shall consider the exigencies and scheduling of the production, and (iv) the Attorney General shall append to the decision any such opinion. "(4)(A) A person may petition the Attorney General for classification of an alien as a nonimmigrant under clause (ii) of section 101(a)(15XP). "(B) The Attorney General shall approve petitions under this subsection with respect to nonimmigrants described in clause (i) or (iii) of section 101(a)(15XP) only after consultation with labor