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Petitioners Dong Gao and Xiang Zhen Gao, a married couple, are natives and citizens of the Peoples Republic of China. They challenge the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") that affirmed the oral ruling of an immigration judge ("IJ"), denying their applications for asylum and withholding of removal under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, and directed their removal to China. In re Dong Gao & Xiang Zhen Gao, Nos. A76 132 444, A77 297 011 (B.I.A. July 16, 2004), affg Nos. A76 132 444, A77 297 011 (Immig. Ct. N.Y. City Sept. 24, 2002). Xiang Zhen Gaos ("Mrs. Gao") asylum claim is based primarily on her forced sterilization after the couple violated Chinas family planning laws. Dong Gao ("Mr. Gao") has applied for asylum derivatively. See Zhou Yun Zhang v. INS, 386 F.3d 66, 71-72 (2d Cir. 2004) (discussing availability of political asylum for husband based on wifes forced abortion or sterilization).