Richard Hobbs is a private immigration attorney focusing on immigrant victims of crime, family-based immigration, deportation defense, citizenship, and employment visas. He has MA degrees from the University of Mexico in Mexico City (UNAM) and SJSU and a Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University. He co-authored a white paper on the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 and since then served as the Director of the Catholic Charities Immigration Program, Director of Citizenship and Immigrant Programs of Santa Clara County, and founder and Executive Director of Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) and Human Agenda. He is the Political Advocacy Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Moderator of Santa Clara County Move To Amend. Former Director of the Office of Human Relations of Santa Clara County, he also served for 16 years as an elected trustee on the San Jose-Evergreen Community College Board.
2021-2022 Scholarship Application will be posted by February 2021
McEntee Scholarship Program Emergency FundAs you know, COVID 19 has taken a significant academic, financial and emotional and mental health toll on all students. Thanks to increased donations, we were able to reinstate the McEntee Scholarship Program Emergency Fund this year and offer small grant awards to a number of students at this time. So far nearly $5,000 has been raised and earmarked for students who are facing potential eviction or are unable to pay for a car repair or meet the tuition expenses for their final year at SJSU. If you can give more or haven’t given yet, a donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated. All contributions are 100% tax deductible and our tax ID number is 77-0048389 .