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Randy Quaid pursues refugee claim in Canada

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (AP) - Actor Randy Quaid says a group of Hollywood bankers, lawyers and executives is out to ruin him as he continues to seek refugee status in Canada following his arrest on U.S. warrants.

Quaid made the comments Thursday after he attended an immigration hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, to determine if he would be admissible as a refugee in Canada.

Quaid and his wife were arrested in Vancouver last week and jailed on outstanding U.S. warrants related to vandalism charges. The Quaids are wanted in Santa Barbara, California, where they missed a court hearing last week on felony vandalism charges.

Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, appeared at their first immigration hearing last week and requested refugee status based on their belief that they were being persecuted by "Hollywood star whackers" and that their lives were in danger.

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