Welcome to Aust Schmiechen P.A.

who we are

Brian Aust

Brian Aust has been a practicing attorney for 18 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.

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Some Recent Victories

August 2018 -A warm welcome to our client from Albania who successfully received his K-1 visa and was able to enter the U.S. to marry his fiancé.

August 2018 – USCIS grants a Green Card to a West African client’s elderly father, without an interview.

August 2018 – Congratulations to our client from Pakistan who received his Legal Permanent Resident card based on marriage after having previously been subject to Administrative Processing at the US Embassy in Islamabad for an extended period of time.

July 2018 – Aust Schmiechen successfully defended Palestinian client’s asylum after USCIS issued a Notice of Intent to Terminate Asylum Status.

July 2018 – USCIS approved the I-601 waiver application for a client from Mexico who has been waiting for 16 months to be able to reapply for her immigrant visa. She has a new appointment coming up in September.

July 2018 – The Chicago Asylum Office approves an East African client’s asylum claim, based on political opinion.

May 2018 – Negotiations with the U.S. government attorney helped quicken the release of an Aust Schmiechen client from Tanzania who was detained for approximately two weeks.

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