Randy and Evi Quaid to Be Jailed Until Thursday Immigration Hearing

The couple was arrested in Vancouver late last week after skipping a court date related to a squatting charge.


TORONTO -- Randy Quaid and his wife Evi remain in Vancouver jail cells until a scheduled Thursday immigration court hearing.

"They remain in detention," Canada Borders Services Agency spokesman Shakila Manzoor told the Globe and Mail newspaper late Monday.

The Kingpin actor and his wife were arrested in Vancouver on outstanding California arrest warrants for allegedly squatting in their former Santa Barbara home.

Despite earlier news reports of the Quaids being released on bail last Friday on $10,000 bonds, the CBSA has been able to keep the couple in custody until an Oct. 28 hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board.

On being arrested in Canada, Quaid and his wife immediately sought refugee status over fears their lives were threatened by "Hollywood star whackers."

"We feel our lives are in danger. Randy has known eight close friends murdered in odd, strange manners. We feel that we're next," Evi Quaid reportedly told the Immigration and Refugee Board on Friday.

Randy Quaid, who previously acted in Alberta in the movie Brokeback Mountain, also told the immigration hearing that he wanted to resume his acting career in Vancouver.