Canada Rejects Randy Quaid’s Request For Permanent Resident Status
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | January 28, 2013 8:58 PM EST
Canadian immigration officials late Saturday confirmed that U.S. actor Randy Quaid's request for permanent resident status in Canada had been rejected.
"U.S. officials last year refused to seek extradition of the actor and his wife from Canada to face felony vandalism charges in Santa Barbara, California," but authorities in the coastal town say they'll still have the couple arrested if they return to the states, according to the Associate Press.
The officials told the AP that the couple could file appeal against the decision in the federal court.
Citing Evi, CTv reported that the actor's appeal was rejected because he didn't have a passport.
Randy's wife Evi Quaid told CTv that the passport had been seized by Canadian officials, and her husband would be at the U.S. consulate in Toronto Feb. 6 to try to get it back.
The U.S. actor and his wife fled to Canada in 2010 after being arrested for vandalizing a home that they were renting in Santa Barbara, California. The cost of the damage was calculated more than $ 5,000.
The actor said that he was being hunted by so called 'Hollywood star-whackers' back in states.
Evi's father was born in Canada, giving her Canadian citizenship and the ability to sponsor her husband. The duo applied for refugee status in 2010 but Randy told reporters that an immigration officer had denied his application for permanent residence without giving reasons.
Randy Quaid is the older brother of actor DennisQuaid. He won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson in "LBJ: The Early Years." But he is best known for his roles in films such as National Lampoon's Vacation and Independence Day.
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