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BBC checked four times as migrant checks increase

22 October 2013 Last updated at 06:37 BST

The plight of migrants trying to flee Africa and the Middle East for Europe has been highlighted by tragedies such as the recent ship sinking off Lampedusa.

And many of those that make it to Italy then try to make their way north to Austria or Germany.

Bethany Bell follows four Syrian men who tried to make the journey from Italy to Germany, only to be sent back by Austrian border police.