MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama called a special legislative session on Thursday and urged lawmakers to consider changes to the state’s far-reaching immigration enforcement law, less than a day after legislators voted to keep most of that law intact.
An earlier version of the bill had dropped some of the more controversial provisions of the law, considered the strictest and most sweeping in the country.
But the bill that passed preserved most of the original law and also added new sections, including one requiring the state to publish information, including the person’s name, about every case in which an illegal immigrant appeared in court for any violation of state law.
Mr. Bentley, a Republican, did not sign it, however, and instead called the special session. But judging from the bills filed on Thursday, the first day of the session, agreement may still be hard-fought.