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 GLBT 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

July 2022- USCIS granted the I-601 waiver for a Kenyan applicant who lives in Minnesota with their family. 

U.S. Embassies in Jordan and the Dominican Republic granted Immigrant Visas to Aust Schmiechen clients. We are delighted the new immigrants can finally join their spouses in the Untied States. 

USCIS granted the I-130, Petition for Alien Relative for a clients stepdaughter, a Mexican National. 

Two Guatemalan youth secured state court grants of custody and Special Findings that permits them to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. 

June 2022- The Immigration Judge terminated removal (deportation) proceedings against our Somali client who will now resume their application for Naturalization and attend their Oath Ceremony. 

Immigration Judge granted a Belarusian client asylum. Congratulations!

The U.S. Embassy in Guinea approved a client’s petition for their fiancée. 

USCIS granted a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status application for a Nicaraguan client.

April 2022- The Administrative Appeals Office reversed a client’s U-Visa denial in response to Aust Schmiechen’s briefing. 

March 2022- We are overjoyed that the Chicago Asylum Office granted our client from Burkina Faso asylum this month. Our client’s case was so strong the Asylum Office granted the case only a few months after the asylum interview. Congratulations!

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