Why did Ben Franklin hate Germans immigrants?

Ben Franklin was against German immigration. He is quoted as saying: Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can... show more Ben Franklin was against German immigration.

He is quoted as saying:

Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion.


Seems oddly similar to what some Neocons say nowadays...

Anyways, why did he hate German immigrants so much?
http://www.dialoginternational.com/dialog_international/2008/02/ben-franklin-on.html
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