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Malia Zimmerman Biography

Investigative Reporter for
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“In the absence of comprehensive data, examined a patchwork of local, state and federal statistics that revealed a wildly disproportionate number of murderers, rapists and drug dealers are crossing into the US amid the wave of hard-working families seeking a better life. The explosive figures show illegal immigrants are three times as likely to be convicted of murder as members of the general population and account for far more crimes than their 3.5-percent share of the US population would suggest… did review reports from immigration reform groups and various government agencies, including the US Census Bureau, US Sentencing Commission, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Government Accountability Office, the Bureau of Justice Statistics and several state and county correctional departments. Statistics show the estimated 11.7 million illegal immigrants in the US account for 13.6 percent of all offenders sentenced for crimes committed in the US. Twelve percent of murder sentences, 20 percent of kidnapping sentences and 16 percent of drug trafficking sentences are meted out to illegal immigrants.”

“Elusive Crime Wave Data Shows Frightening Toll of Illegal Immigrant Criminals,”, Sep. 16, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Investigative Reporter,, Jan. 2015-present
  • Freelance Journalist, May 2000-present
  • Television Show Host, You’ve Got the Power, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015
  • President and Editor,, 2002-2015
  • Editor, Hawaii Parent Magazine, 2000-2005
  • Account Executive, McNeil Wilson Communications, June 1990-May 1992
  • Former Staff Reporter,
  • BA, Journalism and Communications, Chaminade University of Honolulu, 1990
  • Twitter handle: @MaliaMZimmerman
Quoted in:
  1. Does Illegal Immigration Relate to Higher Crime Incidence?