Troubled actor Randy Quaid has reportedly been denied permanent residency in Canada. However, the actor will have the opportunity to appeal the decision down the road.
An anonymous official within Canada’s immigration department said that Quaid’s request for permanent resident status had been denied on Saturday. According to The Associated Press, nothing official about the actor’s request has been publicly confirmed.
Randy Quaid and his wife have anxious to become Canadian citizens after the actor stated they were being hunted by “Hollywood star-whackers.” The National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation co-star believes sinister individuals were behind the deaths of Heath Ledger and David Carradine.
Quaid and his spouse fled to Canada after damaging a house they were renting in Santa Barbara, California. Although officials stated they weren’t interested in extraditing the couple, authorities said the pair would be arrested if they returned to the United States.
According to Radar Online, the Refugee Protection Division has refused to reinstate Quaid’s claim that he and his wife were the target of thugs and killers in the United States.
The application for judicial review submitted to the Canadian Federal Court reads:
“Organized crime and its victims are serious issues and can not be tossed off until the claim is heard. The refugee claims should remain intact as should Evi and Randy Quaid’s heads remain attached to their necks and it is their firm belief that their lives are at stake and being racketeered on. The Quaids claim is not ‘Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.’ Evi and Randy Quaids lives are in danger here! Evi and Randy Quaid have been subjected to an injustice.”
According to the CBC, Randy Quaid’s wife Evi was granted citizenship to Canada since her father was born in the country. She was then able to sponsor her husband for residency.
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