VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Randy Quaid says if it weren't for Canada's refugee system, he and his wife would be dead.
The actor made the comment Tuesday as he entered his immigration and refugee board hearing in Vancouver, where he and his wife Evi were picked up last month on an outstanding warrant in the United States.
The pair quickly claimed refugee status and their hearings have been conducted amid their bizarre claims of being hunted by what they call "Hollywood star whackers."
They say many of their friends have died under mysterious circumstances and believe they could be next on the hit list.
Quaid and his wife remain fugitives from a California court after the couple failed to appear last week for their arraignment on felony vandalism charges for the fourth time.