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

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.

April 2018 – A Senegalese client’s I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence was granted. His petition was filed as a hardship waiver. The Immigration Judge also terminated proceedings shortly thereafter and now he is preparing to file for U.S. Citizenship.

March 2018 – An Immigration Judge granted Aust Schmiechen’s request to reopen our Kenyan client’s Removal Proceedings so he can file for asylum.

March 2018 – Congratulations to our client from the West Bank who just received a Green Card based on his marriage to his U.S. citizen wife.

March 2018 – Warm congratulations to our Mexican client and his U.S. citizen husband as USCIS granted him a Green Card under Matter of Quilantan, as he last entered the United States with a Green Card that was not his own.

February 2018 – USCIS approved an I-129 Religious Worker petition for a prominent church based school in Northern California in 5 days under Premium Processing.

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

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. 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.”