Immigration blues (and greens)

6. Have you ever been a member of, or in any way affiliated with, the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party?

I am filling out my Green Card application and am somewhat surprised this question persists. What happens if someone answers “Yes”?

For the record, I have never been a Communist or a member of any totalitarian party. Nor, my application shows, have I plotted to overthrow the US government. I do not plan to practice polygamy, and I have not committed genocide. The purpose of my immigration is most definitely not espionage.

That’s probably spy test number one at the KGB. They bet on which newbie answers “yes” to the espionage question.

Not that I would know.