Beginning Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 12pm EDT, entrants for the DV-2016 (Green Card lottery) can check at the U.S. State Department’s “Electronic Diversity Visa” Entrant Status Check (ESC) website to see if they won.

The following information is needed to check if your application won the lottery;

1. Confirmation Number that was given when applying

2. Last/family name of the primary applicant

3. Year of Birth of the primary applicant

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will call on Tuesday for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a campaign appearance in Nevada.

Clinton is scheduled to appear at a Las Vegas high school Tuesday afternoon during her third campaign trip in an early-voting state after declaring last month that she would be seeking the presidency in November 2016.

Joel Sati (center) has dreams of pursuing a Ph.D. Sati discovered his passion for research after receiving DACA.

Last summer Joel Sati landed the opportunity of a lifetime. The 22-year-old student, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, had been accepted into a summer research program hosted by Stanford University and would spend the next eight weeks furthering his interests in political philosophy and immigration theory under the mentorship of some of the brightest scholars in his field.

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., who is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination, moved right on immigration this week, taking aim at President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

Some South Africans have accused immigrants of taking jobs and opportunities away from them [Reuters]

Violence against immigrants in South Africa has killed at least five people since last week in one of the worst outbreak of violence against foreigners in years.

Hundreds of migrants mostly from other African countries had been forced out of their homes, authorities told the Associated Press news agency on Tuesday.

Khadija Patel, a South African journalist, told Al Jazeera there have been previous instances of violence against foreigners.

At least 400 people are believed to have drowned as a boat carrying African immigrants capsized off Libya while crossing Mediterranean to reach Italy on Tuesday.

Around 150 immigrants have survived in the incident. Rescue efforts by Italian coast guard units still continue. Until now nine dead bodies have been retrieved. According to the aid group Save the Children an estimated 400 people may have drowned in the accident. UN High Commission for Refugees announced that the estimated number can be correct.

Despite outcry from illegal immigration watchdogs, a House committee on Wednesday easily approved legislation that would grant driving permits to North Carolina residents who are in the U.S. illegally.

House Bill 328 would create a "restricted ID" for the state for undocumented residents who undergo fingerprinting and background checks and prove their identity and state residence.

"This bill has nothing to do with immigration, immigration law or immigration reform," said sponsor Rep. Harry Warren, R-Rowan. "This is a bill about law enforcement and public safety."

Bastille Kitchen in Fort Point, a restaurant in a Fort Point Channel development financed through the EB-5 visa program.

Boston developer Steve Samuels needed financing for his latest project, a 30-story condominium and retail tower that will rise from the site of a Fenway sandwich shop. But instead of just turning to large banks and institutional investors, he jetted to Hangzhou, a Chinese city that is home to the e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba and a small army of overnight millionaires.

A Texas federal judge refused to lift a temporary block on a White House immigration plan that would defer deportation for up to 5 million people in the country illegally.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen rejected a request by the federal government that he stay his Feb. 16 decision, which granted a preliminary injunction blocking President Barack Obama's executive action. He said the government has not "shown any credible reason" why the order needed to be set into action immediately.

More than 70 cities and counties nationwide have signed a legal brief pressing for President Obama's immigration executive action to move forward.

The Justice Department filed an appeal of a decision by a Texas district judge in mid-February that would prevent Obama's executive action — which would shield as many as 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation — from going into effect.

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