Sanford supports the construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Before he lost the GOP nomination for his congressional seat, Sanford ran ads in support of a "secure border," telling reporters that he held the idea "long before Trump became president and elevated the issue."
The presidential candidate recently told Iowa Public Television that he wants to go back to "common sense" when it comes to immigration policy, putting pressure, for example, on employers to use tools like E-Verify to make sure that their workers are in the country legally.
"I do think it makes sense to have a secure wall," he said. "The idea of a thousand people walking across your border is to make a mockery of the notion of rule of law."