As an F-1 student you are a "non-resident" alien. Note, however, that as the spouse of a US citizen you are considered an "immediate relative" ("IR"), whether your spouse and yourself "introduced" (filed) any green card application yet. IRs are not expected to maintain status (meaning continuing to pay those horrendous international student tuition rates at some less than mediocre state universities). IRs are never penalized for having "fallen out of status" or having engaged in unauthorized employment. Having said that, the sooner you file for a green card the better, and the faster you'll be able to file for US citizenship once obtained green card status. I wouldn't delay.
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You are still non resident alein... You need to get your green card...
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Non Resident. Consult a lawyer and apply for permanent residence immediately.
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