US actor Randy Quaid’s Immigration and Refugee Board hearing postponed

Immigration and Refugee Board hearing Postponed for US Actor

American actor Randy Quaid (Vegas Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Independence Day) has had his Immigration and Refugee Board hearing postponed for a third time after his lawyer asked for a delay because of all of the paperwork that still needed to be reviewed. Currently, it’s likely that the hearing won’t be until January, but there will be a pre-hearing at the end of December.

Both Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid had fled to Canada after facing charges for vandalism and trespassing in the United States, and had claimed refugee status because of a mysterious conspiracy involving “star whackers”, who the Quaids allege have killed several well-known United States-based actors in recent years.  The couple also failed to appear in a California court and by doing so forfeited a combined $1 million in bail.

As it turns out, Evi Quaid’s father is Canadian and she can claim Canadian Citizenship instead, so she has dropped her refugee claim.

Refugee claims from the United States may seem rare, but just recently a refugee claim by an American soldier was denied.

Facing an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing?

Do you need help preparing for an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing? In Immigration and Refugee Board hearings, it is often up to one sole member of the Immigration and Refugee Board to determine your fate. With the recent passing of the Balanced Refugee Reform Act (which will come into effect next year), Immigration and Refugee Board hearings will be conducted by public servants, who will also conduct information-gathering interviews with the claimant.

In order to properly prepare for an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing, consult with an immigration lawyer.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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