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I am currently a Canadian citizen, I got my citizenship in 2015.

In 1998 I entered the US under tourist Visa Program B2 Visa, I was an Algerian citizen at that time. In 2000 I got married to a US citizen and I applied for my Green Card, I was denied in October 2001 and my wife told immigration officer that I married to get my green card. My application got denied and I was given removal proceeding but never been contacted again my Immigration. In 2003 I applied for asylum based on sexual orientation and I was granted to stay in USA. In 2006 I left US and came to Canada. How can I check if I can travel back to US without facing problems?

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    After you were granted asylum, did you apply for permanent residency? If you maintained status until you left the USA, you don’t have a problem with inadmissibility. Being granted asylum cured your previous sham marriage issue. – user 56513 Jun 14 at 22:25
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    @user56513 is there any chance you could post that as an answer with a reference? – phoog Jun 15 at 2:01
  • Under section 204(c) of the INA, an alien who for whom it is determined has previously sought status based on a fraudulent marriage (whether or not he or she obtained such status) is precluded from having an immigrant visa petition under section 204(b) approved on his or her behalf. This covers family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visa petitions. – user 56513 Jun 15 at 8:01
  • Even where the section 204(c) bar applies, it only applies to principal beneficiaries of family- and employment-based immigrant visa petitions. All other forms of relief and benefits are not barred by section 204(c). For example, an applicant for asylum or refugee adjustment would be eligible for a section 209(c) waiver – user 56513 Jun 15 at 8:02
  • Interesting question. So, it's not as simple as the Canadian citizenship wiping the slate clean. – badjohn Jun 15 at 8:08

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