Welcome to Aust Schmiechen P.A.

Aust Schmiechen is a boutique law firm practicing exclusively in immigration and nationality law. We are a client centered law firm with an emphasis on promoting and protecting our clients’ legal rights throughout the immigration process. We are committed to serving a wide range of clients and offer flexible payment plans including staged, sliding fee or hourly payment options.

Professionals at Aust Schmiechen speak Spanish, Russian and Polish.

Call us to schedule a consultation ($150 for 30 minutes) and visit us at our office in the Medical Arts Building at 825 Nicollet Mall in Suite 623, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-2612.


We can represent you in

all immigration matters including:

Some Recent Victories

February 2018 – Asylum Office grants Afghan citizen asylum who lived in Pakistan for over 10 years.

February 2018 – USCIS grants West African Lawful Permanent Residence Status. Congratulations to our client!

December 2017 – An IJ grants an emergency stay of removal for detained East African client.

November 2017 – A young Mexican client with DACA is released from custody after an IJ orders he pay a low bond.

October 2017 – USCIS grants a Moldovan man a conditional Green Card based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen.

September 2017 – USCIS grants I-730 applications for 3 Cameroonian children.

July 2017 – At the end of July, the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown issued an immigrant visa to a Guyanese woman who is a widow of a U.S. Citizen. The couple had a brief marriage, but the U.S. Citizen died suddenly. After several Requests for Evidence, USCIS finally approved the I-360 petition, which cleared the way for the client to apply for and be issued the immigrant visa. She will arrive in Florida in the next couple of weeks.

Who We Are

Brian Aust

Brian Aust has been a practicing attorney for almost 15 years. Brian works on all types of immigration cases. He represents individuals in family based immigration matters, but has a special interest in representing GLBT clients. Brian is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) having served as the chapter liaison between the immigration bar and the St. Paul Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for 2 years. Brian is fluent in Spanish.

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Malinda Schmiechen

Malinda Schmiechen is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and has been dedicated to improving the lives of people born outside the United States for over twenty years. Malinda understands the stress and strain of living outside your home country and traveling abroad because she lived in the former Yugoslavia and Poland and has visited countries in Africa, Central America, Asia and Europe. She was the 2013-2014 Chair of the Minnesota/Dakotas’ American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is an Adjunct Professor of Immigration and Nationality Law  and International Human Rights Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Malinda speaks Russian, Polish and some Croatian.

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“You have given someone’s sister, someone’s daughter,
a chance in life.”