Why is USCIS California’s case processing for my I-130 spouse slower than other service centers?
Your guess is as good as anyone else’s at this point. They might have a barrage of new cases, they might have people who quit, retired etc and due to hiring freeze in many government agencies, the positions may not be getting filled. You might have a missing piece of paperwork and it might have gone the wrong notification queue.When you are dealing with government, you should be ready to expect everything.A delay shouldn’t be a surprise. Timely flow of events should be.
How long does it take to get an I-130 filed by a permanent resident approved for a spouse?
You can check the processing time at the USCIS website, it depends on where you filed it.In texas center, it is usually 5-7 months.