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“Employers have every right to ask about conviction status during the interview process, and can deny anyone a position based on “moral turpitude” – which could include everything from drug dealing, to sex offenses, to other violent crimes.”  from the Drug Policy Alliance of NM
After an ex-offender prepares for an interview, spends money to travel to the interview, survives the stress of explaining face-to-face their past criminal record, only to be denied employment…..“removing the barrier” to employment at the expense of the ex-offender and employer