U.S. Senator John Cornyn was in Corpus Christi Friday meeting with small business owners at Groomer's Seafood on North Beach to talk about the tax cuts and jobs act.

The senator also answered questions about significant issues of the day, which include immigration and the border wall.

The group talked about the effects of the recent tax reform, and all were excited about their drop in taxes and how they believe it will help them grow their businesses.

Cornyn answered questions about other topics such as immigration.

He said negotiations are underway to try and come up with a solution for the young immigrants known as Dreamers. Cornyn also points out that border security is directly tied to the issue.

"I think the president has made a very generous proposal for a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young people in this situation," Cornyn said.

According to Cornyn, if the negotiations fail on Feb. 8 a bill will be introduced in the Senate that will answer both immigration and border security.

Cornyn has reportedly said recently that a bill for border security could cost $25 billion and that is about $7 billion more than the White House had asked for in early January.

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