Daniel Rivero is a reporter and producer for WLRN, covering Latino and criminal justice issues. Before joining the team, he was an investigative reporter and producer on the television series "The Naked Truth," and a digital reporter for Fusion.
His work has won honors of the Murrow Awards, Sunshine State Awards and Green Eyeshade Awards. He has also been nominated for a Livingston Award and a GLAAD Award on reporting on the background of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's tenure as Attorney General of Oklahoma and on the Orlando nightclub shooting, respectively.
Daniel was born on the outskirts of Washington D.C. to Cuban parents, and moved to Miami full time twenty years ago. He learned to walk with a wiffle ball bat and has been a skateboarder since the age of ten.
The trial comes after Florida voters in 2018 overwhelmingly approved an amendment to restore voting rights to most people with felony convictions. Then state lawmakers tried to scale the law back.
The implementation of a law that allows some felons to vote is playing out in very different — and partisan — ways across the state.
Sixty-four Cuban nationals were deported in fiscal year 2016. Two years later, the number was 463, a more than sevenfold increase, as U.S. policies have toughened toward Cuban immigrants.
The incoming Florida governor and other politicians in the state say they will need to weigh-in before the amendment passed by voters in Nov., giving voting rights back to felons, is implemented.