In the US, and after graduating, International students are eligible to apply for OPT, which is a work authorization in the country for a year after graduating, and can be extended for two more.
Unlike a green-card, OPT holders can't stay in the country unless a company sponsors them. Sponsoring would cost the companies some fees, so they always prefer green card holders.
I graduated and applied for my OPT last April. My current work permit is an OPT which will expire in June. It is currently valid and could be renewed when it expires. However, I applied for adjusting my status through marriage, from an international student to a spouse of a US citizen, but OPT is the only work permit I have right now since the green card application is still pending. I should receive it within the next two months or so.
I have an interview tomorrow, a tour within the company then an interview with HR. What would be the best answer to the question "What is your current status in the US"?
I prefer not to mention OPT so that does not decrease my chances in getting an offer.