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Confusion around i-130 processing times

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Short version of my situation before I get to my question:

* I'm a green-card holder currently going through naturalization (citizenship ETA is December)
* Once a citizen I will submit I-130's for my parents

* My unmarried, older-than-21 brother also wants to join us. Trying to figure out the fastest way to get him over here.

So I am confused at what the processing times are for a green-card holder to petition an unmarried son. When I look at the service centers (https://www.visapro.com/California-Service-Center.asp) all of them say 5 months with the exception of Vermont which is 2 years. When petitioning for a sibling as a citizen (as would be the case for me to petition my brother) the times are much longer so I figured it would be better bet to let my parents petition him after they arrive. Sounded good until I found this link: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/visa-bulletin-predictions-family-sponsored.php. It indicates that my parents petitioning my brother (FB2b) would be around 7 years!!! Am I missing something here? Why does this bulletin data conflict with the processing times on visapro.com ?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
Timeline

hi

the processing times at these centers are only for the first form, the i130, that may take from months to years for children over 21 and siblings

after it is approved it will be sent to the National visa center, where it will be filed and collects dust, until the priority date becomes current and there is a visa available. for siblings it is around 12 years or more depending on the country

for category F2B. 7 years or more depending on the country. What country are they from?

parents come here around a year, they are considered immediate relatives with no waiting time

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