Welcome to Aust Schmiechen P.A.

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Brian Aust

Brian Aust is in his 19th 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 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

July 2019 – A client from Mexico was granted Cancellation of Removal by an Immigration Judge here in Minnesota. The client has been in removal proceedings since January 2011 and the hearing was completed in December 2017. Since only 4,000 persons can be granted Cancellation of Removal each year, her case awaited a number so that it could be granted.

June 2019 – A client from Sudan was granted asylum. Her approval arrived a little over one month after the date of the interview with the Asylum Officer.

May 2019 – A Guatemalan client finally returned to the United States after being separated from his spouse and child for nearly three years. USCIS approved his I-212 and I-601 and he was able to come back just in time for his daughter’s quinceañera.

March 2019 – An Ethiopian client was issued his immigrant visa to come join his mother whom he has not seen in more than 12 years.

February 2019 – USCIS approved an I-601 waiver and permanent residency application for Aust Schmiechen’s client from Mexico based on his same-sex marriage.

February 2019 – An Iranian refugee client of Aust Schmiechen was granted status as a Lawful Permanent Resident just hours after his interview with USCIS.

February 2019 – We are so pleased that our Ethiopian client, who has been a permanent resident in the U.S. since 2008, will soon take the oath to become a U.S. citizen. Congratulations!

February 2019 – Congratulations to our Palestinian client who received his conditional permanent resident card based on his marriage to his U.S. citizen spouse!

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