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Filing a sibling's petition (an Immigrant petition on Form I-130) in your sister's case is neither "plausible" nor "ideal" for the "the betterment of her academic/professional career", and that for two (2) reasons:
1. A sibling's petition takes 12-16 years to process and have a visa number become available for the beneficiary. And the mere fact that such a petition has been filed does not bestow the legal right to remain, live and/or work in the US, quite on the contrary, could backfire and have contrary effect, as explained below:
2. "International Student" (F-1 visa) status requires maintaining "non-immigrant intent". As soon as you file tha I-130, the "immigrant intent" that this petition entails will be imputed on your sister and consequently she will not be able to renew/extend her student status due to that, once it expires.
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There is no benefit under US immigration law which allows a USC sibling to file a petition for betterment of the alien's sibling's academic/professional career.
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