Clara Long is an associate director with the US Program at Human Rights Watch focusing on immigration and border policy. Her reports and advocacy have covered such issues as deaths in immigration detention linked to poor medical care, mistreatment and dismissal of asylum seekers at the US border, border policing abuses, the detention of children and families, and harmful deportations of deeply-rooted long-term US residents.
Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, she was a Teaching Fellow with the Stanford Law School International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic. She is the co-producer of an award-winning documentary, Border Stories, about perspectives on immigration enforcement from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Clara graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and holds masters degrees from the London School of Economics in Environment and Development and from Stanford's Graduate Program in Journalism.