Boston and Cambridge are among the cities in Massachusetts that have banned citizens from several Muslim-majority countries.
A similar ban was imposed on the mainland, but it was lifted in April.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state’s new ban into law Monday.
The ban will affect those from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The ban will be effective Jan. 6, 2018.
The restrictions apply to the following countries:AlbaniaCanadaDenmarkGhanaGreeceGermanyHaitiIndonesiaIran, IraqKazakhstanKyrgyzstanLebanonLibyaMalaysiaMalaysianOmanPakistanPalestineRussiaSaudi ArabiaTaiwanThe ban affects the following businesses:Restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, and restaurants owned or operated by foreign companies and businesses with significant financial operations in Massachusetts are subject to the new ban.
Those with less than $10 million in annual sales or less than 50 employees will be allowed to stay.
Businesses with fewer than 50 workers and less than 10 employees will not be affected.
The new restrictions will apply to all businesses that employ 100 or more people.
There is no specific reason for the ban on foreigners and residents from seven Muslim-run countries, but Baker has said he wants to maintain the same level of control over the travel and travel by residents of Massachusetts.
Baker’s signature was accompanied by a list of a host of restrictions, including that restaurants, bars and cafes will be closed, restaurants and bars must have an exit plan and will be required to provide a list to passengers.
The list includes restrictions on public transportation, parking, the use of electronic devices in the cabins and vehicles, and the use or possession of electronic media devices.
In addition, Baker has banned all businesses with more than 10 full-time employees from operating.
He also says anyone in the state with a criminal record must be on a federal or state warrant for deportation.
The president of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union called the ban “disproportionate and discriminatory.”
“The president’s executive order is a dangerous threat to our state and our country,” said Matt Friedman, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU.
“The governor is imposing an overbroad ban that will violate Americans’ constitutional rights.
The American Civil Liberty Union has called on the Trump administration to immediately withdraw the executive order.”
A federal judge in Boston on Monday suspended a lower court order that would have blocked the new restrictions.
The judge, however, said the state is entitled to appeal that ruling.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday that he has been briefed on the decision and will not comment until the state has made its case.
Baker has said the executive orders are meant to protect American citizens and legal residents.
The federal courts have blocked a similar executive order from taking effect in New Jersey in April, saying it did not comply with constitutional requirements.
The governor and the White House say the New Jersey order was intended to prevent Muslims from traveling to the United States.