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PUBLIC LAW 101-649—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 5027 "(Q) an alien having a residence in a foreign country which he has no intention of abandoning who is coming temporarily (for a period not to exceed 15 months) to the United States as a participant in an international cultural exchange program designated by the Attorney General for the purpose of providing practical training, employment, and the sharing of the history, culture, and traditions of the country of the alien's nationality and who will be employed under the same wages and working conditions as domestic workers.". SEC. 209. NEW CLASSIFICATION FOR ALIENS IN RELIGIOUS OCCUPA- TIONS (R NONIMMIGRANTS). (a) IN GENERAL. — Section 101(a)(15) (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)), as amended by sections 207(a) and 208, is further amended— (1) by striking "or" at the end of subparagraph (P), (2) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (Q) and inserting "; or", and (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(R) an alien, and the spouse and children of the alien if accompanying or following to join the alien, who— "(i) for the 2 years immediately preceding the time of application for admission, has been a member of a religious denomination having a bona fide nonprofit, religious organization in the United States; and "(ii) seeks to enter the United States for a period not to exceed 5 years to perform the work described in subclause (I), (II), or (III) of paragraph (27XC)(ii).". (b) REFERENCE TO REVISION OF SPECIAL IMMIGRANT PROVISIONS. — For provision providing special immigrant status for certain aliens in religious occupations, see section 151. Subtitle B—Temporary or Limited Provisions SEC. 221. OFF-CAMPUS WORK AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENTS (F 8 USC 1184 note. NONIMMIGRANTS). (a) 3-YEAR PROVISION. —With respect to work authorization for aliens admitted as nonimmigrant students described in subparagraph (F) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act during the 3-year period beginning October 1, 1991, the Attorney General shall grant such an alien work authorization to be employed in a position unrelated to the alien's field of study and off- campus if— (1) the alien has completed 1 year as such a nonimmigrant and is maintaining good academic standing at the educational institution, (2) the employer provides the educational institution and the Secretary of Labor with an attestation that the employer (A) has recruited for at least 60 days for the position and (B) will provide for payment to the alien and to other similarly situated workers at a rate equal to not less than the actual wage level for the occupation at the place of employment or, if greater, the prevailing wage level for the occupation in the area of employ- ment, and (3) the alien will not be employed more than 20 hours each week during the academic term (but may be employed on a full-