This question is best answered by Canadian immigration lawyers. Here at Avvo we are US immigration lawyers and don't much, if anything about Canadian immigration laws.
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I suggest contacting a Canadian immigration lawyer
Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 firstname.lastname@example.org Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104
I see you are from Buffalo. There are various immigration attorneys there that are also Canadian listened.
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"a US Immigrant visa holder" is never a "a US citizen". A person who is not a US citizen but claims to be one will have severe immigration problems with the US government.