Barak usually shows deafness to human feelings. He is more at home with military and political calculations, which many times fail because Barak does not understand how humans react. But I think he calculated it correctly this time. Deporting the children en masse will make a bad impression worldwide, and since we are dealing with a rather small number, it is better to let them stay and apply the new policy to future cases.
Report: Man detained at Newark Airport after entering secure area, prompting evacuation (Haaretz)
from the article: Barak appeals to PM: Don't deport migrant workers' children