Republican Alabama senator Gerald Dial of Lineville has pre-filed a bill to change parts of Alabama's "toughest in the nation" immigration laws. Sen. Dial said he wants to add some common sense to the law and has described the law as "overreaching".
After the arrests of Mercedes-Benz and Honda executives, some legislators -- even Alabama's governor, Dr. Robert Bentley -- expressed concerns about the immigration law and said it needed to be "tweaked".
Some unconstitutional provisions of the law will likely be stricken by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has suggested that the Alabama Legislature repeal those provisions, which include making public school teachers immigration police by requiring the immigration status of their students to be verified.