The Federal Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism has denied the request of actor Randy Quaid to obtain permanent resident status in Canada.
The rejection of his application was confirmed late on Saturday by an official who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, according to a Jan. 27 Yahoo! report. Randy Quaid, 62, may still appeal the decision in federal court.
Last year, U.S. authorities refused to demand the extradition of the actor and his wife, who are facing criminal charges of vandalism in Santa Barbara, Calif. However, the municipality said that the couple will be arrested if they enter into the United States.
Randy Quaid, who is well-known for his roles in "Brokeback Mountain" and "Independence Day," has taken steps to remain in Canada, claiming persecution by "Hollywood star-whackers," which, according to him, murdered his friends David Carradine and Heath Ledger.
Ledger died in 2008 from the effects of the consumption of painkillers and sedatives; Carradine was discovered dead at a hotel in Bangkok in 2009.
Randy Quaid being denied permanent residency in Canada is just one of the problems he has faced recently. His problems began in 2010 when he and his wife were arrested for causing damage of at least $5,000 in a house they rented on a hillside.