In this Oct.15, 2015 file picture German federal police officers control cars at the border between Austria and Germany in Freilassing, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
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Around 55,000 migrants who were not eligible for or were refused asylum left Germany voluntarily between January and November 2016, up by 20,000 from the total number who left voluntarily in 2015, a newspaper reported Wednesday.Germany has toughened its stance on immigration in recent months, prompted by concerns about security and integration after admitting more than 1.1 million migrants from the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere since early 2015 .A report by the Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung daily said police had turned back 19,720 refugees through the first 11 months -- up from 8,913 in all of 2015 .
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