Actor Randy Quaid Insists He Is "Willing To Face" His Legal Problems In The U.s. As The Threat Of Deportation From Canada Hangs Over Him Following His Arrest By Immigration Officials On Tuesday (06oct15).
The Brokeback Mountain star and his wife Evi fled to Canada in 2010 just days before they were due to be charged with trespassing and damaging a property in Santa Barbara, California, where they had been allegedly squatting.
Quaid was denied permanent residency by immigration officials in Canada in 2012, and he went into hiding. He was arrested in Montreal in May (15) for failing to check in with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
He was released, but arrested again on Tuesday for undisclosed reasons as he went for a routine appointment with the CBSA.
Quaid has now spoken about his detainment and insisted he is ready to face punishment in California so he can move on with his life.
He told Associated Press from a detention center on Wednesday (07Oct15), "They won't allow me to remain (in Canada)... I probably will get arrested for all that (in California). I'm perfectly willing to face all that stuff... I would like to have the issues in Santa Barbara resolved so I can move on with my life."
Santa Barbara Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said an extradition order was active against Quaid on a felony vandalism case. He and Evi also face charges for failing to appear in court.
Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board spokesman Robert Gervais has declared a decision whether Quaid can remain in the country will be made at a detention review hearing on Thursday (08Oct15).
His wife Evi was granted citizenship as her father is Canadian.
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