Welcome to Aust Schmiechen P.A.

who we are

Brian Aust

Brian Aust is in his 22nd 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 LGBTQ 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 2023- A District Court Judge granted an Ethiopian youth his Petition for Guardianship of At-Risk Juvenile! 

USCIS approved both an I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility and Temporary Protected Status for a client from Burma. 

USCIS granted client Naturalization Applications from Palestine, Canada, Mexico and Somalia. 

A client from Mexico was granted an Immigrant Visa and will be joining her family in the United States shortly. 

June 2023- A mother and daughter from Colombia were granted permanent residence status. 

May 2023- A woman from Lebanon was granted adjustment of status after several years of waiting! 

USCIS approved both an I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility and Adjustment of Status Application for a client from Republic of the Congo. 

April 2023- A Guatemalan client was granted adjustment of status to permanent residence this month, based on his status as a Special Immigrant Juvenile. We are thrilled for him!

Our young Guatemalan client received a Special Immigrant Juvenile grant. Our office obtained the Predicate Order granting third party custody and Special Findings from a Hennepin County family Court and also obtained the decision granting him SIJS from USCIS. Congratulations to our client!

Aust Schmiechen helped an asylee from Mali overcome a Request for Evidence related to her permanent residence application and receive her card. Congratulations to our client!

USCIS granted a client from the Republic of Congo Permanent Resident Status along with a waiver based on his marriage to a U.S. Citizen.

The Immigration Court Judge granted an Aust Schmiechen client from the DRC permanent residency. Congratulations!

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