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The survivors of the bus massacre faced additional challenges after the incident occurred. Many suffered from post-traumatic stress, remorse, guilt, and, unfortunately, new legal battles. Some of the survivors lost their documents during the horrifying event. They were left in an uncertain legal status. They could not travel to see their families in Mexico to inform them that they were safe. The United Farm Workers union staff and Campesino Center employees assisted them in legal negotiations.
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"Legal Challenges & Aftermath of Bus Massacre: Desafíos Legales y Consecuencias de la Masacre de Autobuses" (1974). United States Government. 29.