Welcome to Aust Schmiechen P.A.

who we are

Brian Aust

Brian Aust has been a practicing attorney for more than 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

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!

January 2019 – A client from Colombia had her green card based on her marriage to a U.S. Citizen. She had previously filed for adjustment of status, but that application was denied. With Aust Schmiechen’s assistance, her second application was approved very shortly after the interview.

December 2018-Aust Schmiechen filed an expedited request for an I-212 waiver for our Cuban client who had an expedited removal bar. The waiver was approved in less than three weeks and our client is now able to continue with his application to join his fiance and infant son in the U.S. without delay.

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