Welcome to Aust Schmiechen P.A.

who we are

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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

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!

January 2022- The mother of a US Citizen was granted Permanent Resident Status without an interview after having been granted Military Parole in Place (PIP) in October 2020.

December 2021- We are overjoyed for our clients from Cameroon. Even though they were referred from the Asylum Office, an immigration judge believed what had happened to them and granted them asylum.

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