These policies effectively limit legal immigration by slowing down an agency which already has waiting times in terms of months or years. Even more worrisome, though, is how confusing and complex the new questions are. Many immigrants who would not have needed a lawyer will have to hire one. If they do not hire a lawyer, they run the risk of “misrepresenting” themselves, which can result in denial or deportation after gaining an immigration status, or the inability to become a citizen. In effect, vague questions give the government to power to kick out an immigrant if they fall out of favor later.