Can illegal immigrants use sham international drivers licenses to get jobs?
No. There’s a much more secretive black market in fraudulent green cards and social security cards that illegal immigrants can use to obtain work. By contrast, the purpose of the international driver’s license scam is usually to fool the person who’s buying the document, not the person they’ll show it to — however, some businesses accept the licenses as ID. Is selling sham international driver’s licenses illegal? Yes, but law enforcement has other priorities. The Federal Trade Commission brought action against some companies selling the documents in 2003, but hasn’t done so since.