Welcome to Aust Schmiechen P.A.

who we are

Brian Aust

Brian Aust is in his 21st year of practice as an immigration attorney. Brian works on all types of immigration cases. He represents individuals in family-based immigration matters, asylum, naturalization and removal defense. Brian has a particular interest in working LGBTQ clients. Brian is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and frequent presenter at CLE’s on all types of immigration case types. 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.

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Some Recent Victories

April 2023- A Guatemalan client was granted adjustment of status to permanent residence this month, based on his status as a Special Immigrant Juvenile. We are thrilled for him!

Our young Guatemalan client received a Special Immigrant Juvenile grant. Our office obtained the Predicate Order granting third party custody and Special Findings from a Hennepin County family Court and also obtained the decision granting him SIJS from USCIS. Congratulations to our client!

Aust Schmiechen helped an asylee from Mali overcome a Request for Evidence related to her permanent residence application and receive her card. Congratulations to our client!

USCIS granted a client from the Republic of Congo Permanent Resident Status along with a waiver based on his marriage to a U.S. Citizen.

The Immigration Court Judge granted an Aust Schmiechen client from the DRC permanent residency. Congratulations!

March 2023- Aust Schmiechen’s SIJS client received his SIJS approval in February and Aust Schmiechen worked quickly to file a Motion to Terminate removal proceedings and draft his work permit application based on deferred action. We are happy that his removal case was terminated in March.

USCIS granted a West African Asylee Permanent Residency after having been out of the country for several years.

February 2023- Aust Schmiechen won an asylum case in immigration court for a domestic violence survivor from Peru. Congratulations to our client!

An asylee from Syria was granted Adjustment of Status and is now a Lawful Permanent Resident!

January 2023- After a 10 year wait, a client from Rwanda was granted asylum by the Immigration Judge, and the government did not reserve appeal.

The U.S. Embassy in Sweden issued an immigrant visa to our client. We are happy he can now join his U.S. citizen spouse.

A Liberian client was approved for Naturalization and will be sworn in on February 16, 2023. 

An asylee from the DRC’s wife and children were approved for derivative asylum status and will be joining him in the United States soon! 

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