President Obama has planned to take action on immigration for a long time, and for a long time he’s put it off—with the reason for that in 2014 being that he didn’t want to harm Democrats’ reelection chances in Congress. Well, Republicans won the Senate anyway—and now, pushing his strategy for immigration reform all the way through may prove more difficult than ever. 

To explain what looms next on the immigration reform front after the mid-term elections, we bring in Brian Smith of Covington & Burling and their blog, GlobalPolicyWatch.