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110 STAT. 3009 -699 PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 "(aa) a team that is a member of an association of 6 or more professional sports teams whose total combined revenues exceed $10,000,000 per year, if the association governs the conduct of its members and regulates the contests and exhibitions in which its member teams regularly engage; or "(bb) any minor league team that is affiliated with such an association.", (b) CLASSIFICATION PETITIONS. — Section 204 (8 U.S.C. 1154) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(i) PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES. — "(1) IN GENERAL.—^A petition under subsection (a)(4)(D) for classification of a professional athlete shall remain valid for the athlete after the athlete changes employers, if the new employer is a team in the same sport as the team which was the employer who filed the petition. "(2) DEFINITION. —For purposes of paragraph (1), the term 'professional athlete' means an individual who is employed as an athlete by— "(A) a team that is a member of an association of 6 or more professional sports teams whose total combined revenues exceed $10,000,000 per year, if the association governs the conduct of its members and regulates the contests and exhibitions in which its member teams regularly engage; or "(B) any minor league team that is affiliated with such an association.". SEC. 625. FOREIGN STUIffiNTS. (a) LIMITATIONS.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Section 214 (8 U.S.C. 1184) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(1)(1) An alien may not be accorded status as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(F)(i) in order to pursue a course of study— "(A) at a public elementary school or in a publicly funded adult education program; or "(B) at a public secondary school unless— "(i) the aggregate period of such status at such a school does not exceed 12 months with respect to any alien, and (ii) the alien demonstrates that the alien has reimbursed the local educational agency that administers the school for the full, unsubsidized per capita cost of providing education at such school for the period of the alien's attendance. "(2) An alien who obtains the status of a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(F)(i) in order to pursue a course of study at a private elementary or secondary school or in a language training program that is not publicly funded shall be considered to have violated such status, and the alien's visa under section 101(a)(15)(F) shall be void, if the alien terminates or abandons such course of study at such a school and undertakes a course of study at a public elementary school, in a publicly funded adult education program, in a publicly funded adult education language training program, or at a public secondary school (unless the requirements of paragraph (1)(B) are met).".