Gov. Newsom faces several lawsuits over reopening plans for Calif.

FILE – In this May 1, 2020, file photo protesters calling for the end of Gov Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home orders march around the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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UPDATED 7:04 AM PT — Monday, May 11, 2020

It’s no doubt California protesters want the state to reopen, but now some residents are taking legal action against Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).

The Democrat now faces a slew of lawsuits over his handling of the ongoing pandemic. A civil rights attorney in the Bay Area has filed half a dozen lawsuits claiming Newsom’s current orders are an infringement on human rights.

“The governor is overreaching on a number of grounds,” said civil rights attorney Harmeet Dhillon. “The governor has chosen to limit protests to zero in this state, which is outrageous and absurd.”

The governor recently began stage two of reopening the state’s economy, but some businesses are questioning why they were not included in this phase.

“This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread in a nail salon,” Gov. Newsom claimed.

Nail salons statewide are now planning to sue the governor after he claimed the origin of coronavirus in the state stemmed from the salons.

“I think my brain stopped working and I was saying, what the hell?” explained Kelvin Pham, producer of the “Nailed It” documentary which explores the history of Vietnamese salons. “I never heard anything like that before.”

FILE – In this May 6, 2020, file photo Jacquelyn Armstrong, right, gets her nails done by Lisa Le, at the Nail Tech salon in the Yuba Sutter Mall in Yuba City, Calif. California officials have named businesses that can start reopening now under rules aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, but hair and nail salons are nowhere on that list. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

Salon owners have said Newsom’s statement can be detrimental to its future business and are demanding the evidence behind his claim.

“Second thought is the impact, the impact of his remark, what it can have not only on the nail industry, but particularly the Vietnamese nail industry,” said Pham. “We came here to this country as refugees, left our country not because we want to, but because we had to.”

Meanwhile, the governor has also recently announced his plan to help illegal aliens during the outbreak. Judicial Watch, along with several taxpayers, is now taking legal action against the governor’s plans to provide millions in legal aid to illegal immigrants.

The conservative activist group recently filed a restraining order in hopes to prevent Newsom from $75 million in cash payments to undocumented immigrants.

“We have universal health care, regardless of immigration status, that we expanded last year up until the age of 26 and clearly as you know from my budget, we want to do even more,” Newsom stated.

California’s stay-at-home order is has no set end date, but the Democrat governor said stage three of reopening could be just a month away.

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