Our firm represents applicants for political asylum in both affirmative cases before the asylum offices and defensive cases before the immigration courts. Asylum applicants must show that they have a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country or country of last habitual residence on account of their race, religion, political opinion, nationality, or particular social group. The particular social group ground includes family groups and homosexuality. The successful applicant must show that they have suffered persecution in the past or that they have a well founded fear of future persecution in that country. If the government is not the persecutor, then it must be shown that the government is unable or unwilling to control the persecutory group.