Welcome to Aust Schmiechen P.A.

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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

November 2018-Within a period of two weeks, a Taiwanese client had her I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions approved and was also sworn in as a U.S. Citizen.

October 2018– The Chicago Asylum Office approved one of our Sudanese clients’ asylum applications based on her suffering from a severe form of FGM. We are grateful our client can now reunify with her husband who has had to remain outside the United States while her case was pending. 

October 2018– Finally, the U.S. Embassy in Senegal approved our Guinean client’s immigrant visa so he can now join his U.S. citizen wife after 9 years of multiple immigration applications, attorneys and consular interviews. Congratulations!

September 2018– We are so pleased to congratulate our dear Guyanese client who finally received her Green Card after having used another’s document to enter the United States and had lived in our country for nearly 14 years without immigration documents. 

September 2018– The Chicago Asylum Office granted one of our Ethiopian clients asylum. This client had experienced FGM at a young age, was a vocal opponent of the ruling EPRDF and had been detained multiple times by the Ethiopian government for her activism.

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.

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