Forget no country for old men. Try no country for kooky couples.
At least that seems to be what the authorities up in Canada are hoping for when it comes to Randy and Evi Quaid.
Stemming from their arrest in Vancouver last Wednesday, the disasterous duo is scheduled to appear before a Canadian tribunal on Thursday to plea their case to stay in the country, while warrants on their felony burglary case for squatting on a California property they used to own remain outstanding.
The Quaids, who are also scheduled to be in a Santa Barbara courtroom tomorrow, were detained in Canada last week and had a hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada late Friday afternoon.
"Where we are today is they are scheduled for an 'admissibility hearing' on Thursday," Melissa Anderson, spokeswoman for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada told E! News.
"The Canadian Border Services Agency, which is like your Homeland Security, believe the Quaids are not admissible to Canada. Possible reasons could be criminality outside of Canada or giving misinformation at the port of entry. If the BSA wins their case, they will get a removal order."
In other words, they could soon be somebody else's problem. Great.
Anderson added that the Quaids could even face the option of never being allowed into Canada again, pointing out that the Thursday hearing is not about refugee status, which is covered by privacy laws, but would not be addressed in a hearing of this kind, which will discuss the couple's ability to be in Canada at all. Anderson could not confirm whether they were in custody or had been released on the $20,000 combined bail.
However, an eyewitness at the hearing last Friday, tells E! News that the Quaids gave quite the performance in court.
"They wanted time to prepare for their hearing and said they left their evidence in their car," says the source. "It was interesting body language. He was mellow and subdued, while Evi, she was, like, vibrating. She burst into tears a few times and he put his arm around her."
Meanwhile, a Santa Barbara judge last Friday upped the couple's bail to $1 million for missing their last hearing with regard to the squatting case. When told of the news at the Canadian hearing, Evi insisted it was a typo, but there would be no problem getting the $20,000 wired from her mother while she and Randy were staying at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver.
A woman who answered the phone at Sutton, though, said that no guests named Randy and Evi Quaid were booked there.
As for the couple's hearing scheduled for Tuesday back in the States, Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley tells E! News that she "is in close and continuing contact with Canadian authorities concerning the legal status of Randy and Evi Quaid...We will continue to cooperate with Canadian authorities in their inquiry."
"This office will defer any decision on possible extradition or further actions until the Canadian proceedings are concluded."
In other words: the Quaids aren't going to be causing headaches in two countries for the foreseeable future.