There's going to be a lot of judging -- and not just in court -- about the latest shenanigans of Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, who were arrested in Canada this week.

The couple had been no-shows in a Southern California courtroom earlier this week, where they were scheduled to appear, charged with vandalism and illegal squatting. They soon resurfaced in Vancouver, British Columbia, and were taken into custody on Wednesday.

The two have now appeared in front of an immigration judge to seek refugee status.

"We are requesting asylum from Hollywood star whackers," was the couple's only statement to the media, delivered by their attorney during a break in the proceedings. According to RadarOnline, the lawyer declined "to comment further on the mental state of his clients."

The hearing concluded with an order to release the couple from custody as long as they each post a $10,000 bond and promise to appear at their next hearing on Oct. 28, in Vancouver. However, the Quaids have an Oct. 26 court date in Santa Barbara, where they may certainly be seen as a flight risk if they appear.

The couple insist that they were not on the run when they were apprehended this week, and cited legitimate reasons for traveling north of the border.