The DOS published its Visa Bulletin summarizing the availability of immigrant visa numbers for the month of October 2008. For employment-based immigrant visa petitions, visa numbers are current for nationals of all countries in the first preference category. In the second preference category, visas are available for nationals of China (mainland born) with a priority date of April 1, 2004, and India with a priority date of April 1, 2003. Visa numbers are current for all other nationals in the second preference category. For the third preference category, visas are available for nationals of China (mainland born) with a priority date of October 1, 2001; India with a priority date of July 1, 2001; Mexico with a priority date of July 1, 2002; and the Philippines of January 1, 2005. Visas are available for nationals who fall within the third preference category from all other countries with a priority date of January 1, 2005.