“nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” – 14th Amendment, United States Constitution.
If the federal government can’t prove to a judge that a particular toddler is now committing a crime, and in particular the government must prove criminal intent beyond a reasonable doubt in the toddler’s actions (as if a toddler wearing a diaper even has learned the word “no”), then the Constitution’s “without due process of law” clause can never apply to the little kid. So, the federal government can’t deprive a little kid of liberty in an anonymous jail. The tyke can’t be just disappeared. Nor can the government hold kids for torture in “ICE boxes”, freezing cold single room prisons that tend to sicken or to kill children, who are highly susceptible to the cold.
The 14th Amendment abolished slavery. Running a grand slavery conspiracy and lying to the law about it is a pretty big criminal offense, and the judge should probably throw the book at the kingpins of this grand conspiracy.