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.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

Tags: actors and immigration immigrant actors work permit usa immigration and refugee board hearings immigration hearing immigration refugee board of america randy quaid immigration hearing refugee hearing

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 American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

One Response to “US actor Randy Quaid's Immigration and Refugee Board hearing postponed”


  1. Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function ereg() in /home/vp_misc_sites/nirenandassociates.net/wp-content/themes/simplicity/includes/theme-comments.php:63 Stack trace: #0 /home/vp_misc_sites/nirenandassociates.net/wp-content/themes/simplicity/includes/theme-comments.php(19): the_commenter_link() #1 /home/vp_misc_sites/nirenandassociates.net/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php(180): custom_comment(Object(WP_Comment), Array, 1) #2 /home/vp_misc_sites/nirenandassociates.net/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php(146): Walker_Comment->start_el('', Object(WP_Comment), 1, Array) #3 /home/vp_misc_sites/nirenandassociates.net/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php(140): Walker->display_element(Object(WP_Comment), Array, 1, 0, Array, '') #4 /home/vp_misc_sites/nirenandassociates.net/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php(322): Walker_Comment->display_element(Object(WP_Comment), Array, 1, 0, Array, '') #5 /home/vp_misc_sites/nirenandassociates.net/wp-includes/comment-template.php(2094): Walker->paged_walk(Array, -1, 0, 0, Array) #6 in /home/vp_misc_sites/nirenandassociates.net/wp-content/themes/simplicity/includes/theme-comments.php on line 63