In this New York Times article, there is a summary of what have been happening in Alabama for the last week concerned immigration policy. Alabama has some of the strictest immigration laws, as well as the most conservative courts, and therefore this revision process is pretty important.
State Representative Mickey Hammon has proposed that some of the more controversial provisions be revised or stricken, and would allow more flexibility and less educational discrimination to immigrants.
Supports claim that "the changes would make it clearer, easier to enforce and less susceptible to legal challenges." And to support this, they offer the bill would remove provisions that made renting property to undocumented immigrants the same as harboring one, and remove the barring of immigrants from public schools.
However, those against the bill argue that they would rather have the courts decide "conclusively." This isn't supported by much, but it may just be a way to bid time so that the current law does not get revised.
Governor Robert Bentley weighed in, stating that "the essence of the law will not change," and that "anyone living and working in Alabama must be here legally."
There's not an incredible amount of information present in the article to support the revising of current immigration law, however the context is clear: the strictness of the law is garnering less support.
The article mentions some state congressmen to offer support, however it is unclear if this is on party lines, or how much experience the legislators have.