Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bernardo Guillermo

Did you know that Princess Christina of the Netherlands's son, Bernardo lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is an artist.

Here is a link to his website.

Although he is not a US citizen, he is interested in the upcoming presidential election. He has made a donation to one of the candidates:

Foreigners are not permitted to make donations to US political candidates. However, SCOTUS ruled that legal residents of the US were permitted to make donations to political campaigns. One assumes that Bernardo (and his brother, Nicolas, who apparently sells real estate in Florida) are legal residents.


Anonymous said...

Better hope it's the not the same Bernardo (especially if you're an Obama fan). Only U.S. citizens are permitted to make campaign contributions.


Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Same person. Most likely Bernardo is a legal resident of the USA, which would allow him the right to make donations to political campaigns. The Supreme Court ruled on this some years ago.

Anonymous said...

Interesting and thanks for the response. You're absolutely right -- if the person has a green card.

Funny to think of the Queen of the Netherlands' nephew getting a green card. An Orange card seems to much more appropriate... ;-)

Do you know if his father ever took out U.S. citizenship. So many Cuban exiles who came to the United States did, I'd be surprised if he hadn't. If so, Bernardo and his siblings would probably be able to claim dual citizenship through him.


Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Jorge Guillermo was not a US citizen.